Monthly Archives: August 2013

Sif, The Viking Trader

I will be in costume and in character as Sif, a Viking trader’s wife, and begin by introducing myself with a few words of old Norse, it’s not much, just “Hello, my name is…” I tell the class where to … Continue reading

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Aefgifu, the Anglo-Saxon woman

I will be in costume and in character as Aefgifu, a Saxon lady, and begin by introducing myself with a few words of old Anglo Saxon, it’s not much, just “Hello, my name is…” I tell the class where to … Continue reading

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Claudia, The Roman Centurion’s wife

I will be in costume and in character as Claudia Marcia Capitolina, a real centurion’s wife whose husband was stationed at York . I begin by introducing myself in Latin – it’s not much, just “Hello, my name is…” before … Continue reading

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Sabine Johnson, the Tudor Merchant’s wife

I will be in costume and in character as Sabine Johnson, a real Tudor merchant’s wife. Because the Johnson family letters survive this allows me to intersperse my performance with anecdotes from the Johnsons’ family life.   I begin by … Continue reading

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niera, the ancient greek housewife

I will be in costume and in character as Neira, an Ancient Greek woman.   In order to point out that the Ancient Greeks spoke another language, I begin by introducing myself in Ancient Greek – its not a lot, … Continue reading

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