The capital of Northumbria is York. Many crafts are represented there: leather-working including a large tannery, the working of jet, amber, iron, lead, copper alloy, gold and silver; also of glass, bone and antler; and turning wooden bowls and cups. It is also a center of clothmaking and dyeing. Our looms at Fairhall weave cloth… Continue Reading Journal entry: York
I was married to Erik of Fairhall, whose mother was a Dane and whose father was English. He died 10 years ago. Three days before we were wed, which is to say Easter of 1095, many stars were seen to fall from heaven. Not just one or two, but so many that no one could… Continue Reading Journal entry: Kings
What station or class are you of? Is this the same as the station or class you were born to? Do you have a heraldic device? I am gently born to a median-thegn. My husband Erik was born a ceorl but through his father’s hard work and his, prospered their farm so he was granted… Continue Reading Social structure
This is an older piece of persona research dating from 2008. What is your name and how did you get it? My name is Caitlin Christiana Wintour, born in the village of Sharperton in northern England. My mother had thought to be a nun when she was young. She married my father instead but sought… Continue Reading Background
I wrote this fictional journal piece for Caid Pentathlon 2007. It is a series of letters, accounts, and journal entries that follow an Elizabethan gentlewoman’s life for about 3 years. Its “plot” centers around both her daily life and the religious struggles of the day. You can read it here.