For 300 years the Vikings took the northern world by storm. In search of land, slaves, gold and silver, brave warriors and explorers set sail from Scandinavia. The speed and daring of the Vikings was legendary; Christian monks wrote with horror about violent raids on monasteries and towns. The raid on Lindisfarne in 793 was thought to mark the beginning of the Viking Age. Come and find out about when the Vikings came to the England and what they got up to. The Viking story is one of raiding, trading, exploring and settling.Views: 416 | Enquiries: 0
Sandy Leong is an historian, passionate about bringing history to life and is a lively and entertaining speaker. She specializes in the Tudors, an exciting time in the country as it was changing fast; and in the Viking period, who are much more than the stereotype of raiders in horned helmets.
She is a professional speaker, and published author, married to a Malaysian, spending time living and working in the UK & Malaysia. She has had a lifelong career as an educator and developer of people; she is a qualified teacher, past CEO of a Racial Equality Council; Guest Lecturer at Universities and Colleges of Further Education; a regular speaker at conferences; guest speaker with P & O, Fred Olsen and Saga cruise ships; and sought after speaker for U3A’s, WI’s, Historical Societies and other groups.
Other interests include, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees for a large Charity and a Past President of Loughborough Speakers Club, holding the Advanced Speaker Award.
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