Vallhalla - The Ultimate Destination

Sandy Leong


Region:
Anywhere
Notice Period:
Regular (more than one month's notice)
Type:
Professional Speaker
Fee:
Paid: £75 - local to Loughborough, please contact for fees for speaking further a field
Category:
History
Updated:
10th July 2019
Tagged:
Vikings | History

Viking Mythology gives us an insight into what the pagan Vikings believed. They are supremely beautiful and explain in a way that only people living in such a dramatic wilderness of contrasts could conceive of how we came to be. Magic rites and prayers to the god of their choice played an important part in daily life and a desire to enter Valhalla, the hall of the slain. Unlike most religions the Viking gods were subject to Fate represented by the Norns and were doomed to eventual destruction at Ragnorok, the final battle.

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About Sandy Leong

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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