Rosa Mundi Living history
Rosa Mundi have portrayed all levels of medieval society -
From leather work (shoes and purses), chain mail making, cooking to authentic recipes, spinning and felting, fletching and arrow making, to basket making, braid weaving, woodcarving, Calligraphy and even 15c accounting techniques. We use primary resources (medieval manuscripts /records, archeological finds) as background to our demonstrations. Using museum replicas, and working closely with archaeologists and other experts and researchers to advise on the authenticity of our own artifice. We even ‘mint’ our own copies of currency used at the time.
By allowing members of the public to handle these artefacts we believe that this allows an audience to feel they have truly participated in the minutia of 15 c life.
We have also provided talks on specialist subjects such as ‘food and manners’, to
a medieval version of ‘I know my place’ -
Appearing on Time team for the ‘hospital’ dig at York, and also for the Christmas special at Barley Hall.
Rosa Mundi also perform medieval dance from around Europe, for both low and high status. We perform English dance from the recently discovered Gresley manuscript, and will involve the public in some of the simpler dances and can provide one day dance workshops