"Hard pressed on my right. My center is yielding. Impossible to maneuver. Situation excellent. I am attacking." - Ferdinand Foch, at the Battle of the Marne

The Anglo-Saxons

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Prologue

She read the letter again. It had been diplomatically worded, but the message was clear. Over the borders and across the sea, her enemies were restless, preparing for war. The charismatic, and in these dark times, well-educated Aethelflaed, Lady of Mercia was understandably concerned.

Not that the news had come as a surprise, though. The threat of invasion across the Anglo-Saxon borders had been building in the years since her father's death, and she had been wise to send spies into the adjacent lands to gather information. This fragile peace would not last long, she knew, and with the War Banner of her people prepared, she must now ready her army for the inevitable attacks.

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