The British public house started life as a Roman Wine Bar and dates back over 2000 years. Ale was central to the Anglo Saxon sense of community, the place to get drink often marked by using a bush as a sign; by 1577 it is thought that there were 17,000 alehouse, 2000 inns and 400 taverns in England many with really interesting names that are still with us today and can trace back their origins.Views: 875 | 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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