Herbs and plants, protection in the Medieval Period

Elaine Perkins

East Midlands
Notice Period:
Short (maybe less than one month's notice)
Paid: £50 plus travel expenses from Chesterfield
18th October 2018
Medieval | Herbalism | Superstitions | Folklore

In the Medieval Period, if the church couldn't help, you turned to the local cunning woman for the answers. From Ancient spells, such as the Nine Herb charm to Flying Ointment and mandrake root Agnes Peterkin has the knowledge to help. Whether it be Elves, evil witches or natural disasters, whatever your problem, she has the answer, using natural items, roots, plants, herbs and trees.

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About Elaine Perkins

I am an historic trader, semi professional actor and have been giving talks for about 20 years to a variety of venues including Historic groups and Battlefield Societies. I present my talks in costume as a Medieval Cunning woman, with a range of found and made objects to help people see life through the eyes of ordinary Medieval men and women. I now have a profile on Zoom and am available to give talks anywhere in the country, Same fee applies, but with no travel expences My talks. They are informative, amusing, theatrical and presented in the First Person in Medieval costume. They are “stand alone” talks and so can be presented anywhere. They last about one hour, plus extra time for questions.

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