(c870 – 917) died in Tamworth in 918 and was buried in Gloucester beside her husband Aethelred (died 911) at the minster they had founded together during his reign in the late ninth century
About Alison Merry
“My working background has been in archaeology and history. I have been involved in archaeological excavation and draughtsmanship, research, museum curatorship and local history writing.
Inspired originally and specifically by the richness and vibrancy of Medieval art, I have developed a painting style of my own that puts a medieval ‘spin’ on to my subjects for the purpose of storytelling and illustration. My paintings are unashamedly pastiches that draw on historic styles but with the added ‘twist’ of my own invention that makes the images original and contemporary.
I live and work in Bisley, Gloucestershire. It is a great community, surrounded by glorious countryside and scenery, with beautiful stone buildings, a rich and diverse history and a wealth of unique local custom and folklore from which to draw inspiration.”