Show and Tell History
For Groups

What you get:

Standard Cost is £25.00 plus a mileage allowance of 25p per mile to your venue. (Food based sessions are £40 + mileage).


Name Brief Description Type
Anglo-Saxon Medicine
Pagan/Christian medicine from the 5th to 11th century with a look at amulets, charms, herbals and penitentials. Talk
Period Headwear
Head-dress and hairstyles for men and women requiring volunteers to try things on. (Choose any period from Anglo-Saxon, Viking, Norman, 13th, 14th, 15th century - or a combination of 2 consecutive periods such as 14th/15th century)

Interactive Talk

Medieval Medicine
Overview: covering the basics of the 4 humors, 'the leech, leeches and leeching', urine diagnosis and uses, and the origin of the barber surgeon. Talk
Medical Practitioners

Choose to learn a brief amount about 4 of the following characters and their practices, or choose 1 to learn about them in detail:

  • Bidford-on-Avon Cunning Woman (7th century);
  • Bald (9th century) - compiler of 3 Leechbooks;
  • Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) - German Benedictine abbess, writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, visionary, and polymath;
  • Gilbertus Anglicus (c.1180-c.1250) - English physician;
  • John of Arderne (1307-1392) - the father of English surgery;
  • John Bradmore (d. 1412) - famously treated the future Henry V


4 Roman Pots
Feel the wieght of an amphora, smell garum and incense, and see the oil lamp lit. 1) oil lamp, 2) Iberian Garum Amphora, 3) Turibulum, 4) Terra Sigilata

Interactive Talk

Medieval Monastic Series
  • Feasting and Fasting (how, what, when, why and where - 6 foods/drinks to sample)
  • Meals as Medicines (the interaction between food for health and sustenance)
  • Nunnery (life in a medival nunnery could have been suprisingly comfortable and secular!)


Medieval Flax
From growing the plants, to preparing the fibre, spinning and weaving - using medieval tools. Craft Demo
Tasting History
  • Overview: 6 foods/drinks are provided to sample covering the Anglo-Saxons, through Vikings, Normans and Medieval period;
  • Anglo-Saxons: 6 foods/drinks are provided to sample from this period of history;
  • Vikings: as above;
  • Normans: as above;
  • Medieval: as above
Medieval Games
A session of historic games and pastimes, from hood throwing and whipping tops to dice and board games. Very Involved
Viking Food and Drink

Works well as a Cub Scout session, max 32 people (1st Horsford & St.Faiths helped me test it!)
3 original recipes for Viking flatbread can be made and cooked on fire, or in a kitchen if there is access to one.

Food, Very Involved
Historic Braids
  • Anglo-Saxon: have a go at recreating 2 English braids from the 5th to 8th century.
  • Viking: have a go at recreating 2 braids from Viking Age Scandinavia.
Very Involved

   Risk Assessments provided on request. Please notify me of any allergies, whether to food or fibres and any special needs. CRB and DBS checked and Basic Food Hygiene certificate held.

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Bookings taken up to 28 days in advance.
Please note that I try to limit myself to distances of around 100 miles one way.