The Vikings have a reputation for their violent raids upon other countries, but is this the full picture? Viking society was a mixture of the free and slaves; they farmed, were great traders and liked telling stories, they were skilled craftsmen and expert ship builders; they enjoyed board games and had a range of musical instruments. But Viking life was harsh, men were expected to be tough and the best way to die, was young and in battle. Come and find out who the Vikings really were and how they lived.Views: 310 | Enquiries: 1
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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