Welcome to the website of David Stokes. Find out about David’s work and his latest book, King Alfred’s Daughter, which tells the dramatic story of Æthelflæd, Lady of the Mercians.

‘I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.’ Groucho Marx

Interview from Talk Radio Europe 6/04/23

by Hannah Murray with David Stokes

Interview from Winchester Today 19/02/23

by Connor Gormley with David Stokes

In these blogs, I delve into the background of the Anglo-Saxons in relation to my latest book, King Alfred’s Daughter. Some discuss the life and times of the Anglo-Saxon people to give you insights into the book’s plot. Others take you on a tour of the places that have a direct connection to Æthelflæd, the heroine of the book, many of which celebrate her life with statues, stained-glass windows or plaques, so you can celebrate what this extraordinary woman did over 1000 years ago.