She wielded it well, but it usually meant the choice was never really hers.
17), and they still wielded the national sarissa.
Ã†thelflaed and her husband wielded almost kingly authority, and the royal title is often given them by the chroniclers.
In the first place, much would be done in practical administration by persons who held no definite position formally assigned to them, although they wielded great influence on account of their age, talents and character.
For some eighteen months Ã†lfwyn seems to have wielded her mother's authority, and then, just before the Christmas of 919, Edward took Mercia into his own hands, and Ã†lfwyn was "led away" into Wessex.