She was the wife of Duke Ernest the Iron-handed, and apparently might have shared his epithet.
As a man, he seems hard-headed, self-willed, and iron-handed.
In doing this, Tonty held her platter braced by his iron-handed arm.
It made no difference to the white-bearded William, the iron-handed Bismarck, or the sensual Napoleon.
But on a sudden the iron-handed commandant ran ...