Periods

Roman

Romano-British (circa 2nd Century) This period ties in with numerous sites in the North of England. Rent a Peasant has appeared at several venues along Hadrian’s Wall, particularly Arbeia and Segedunum Roman forts on Tyneside. Rent a Peasant ...

Anglo-Saxon

(circa 8th Century) This option is, again, popular for school visits as part of the whole KS2 Invaders and Settlers topic. Our Anglo-Saxon characters are heavily influenced by Bede's World, at Jarrow. I have been a member of the Estate Management...

Viking

(circa. 9/10th Century) This option is popular for school visits, with the following theme: Freyr and Freydis are Viking farmers. They have come from Norway to settle in (local village). They sailed across the North Sea to the Shetland and Orkney...

Medieval

The Fourteenth Century, a Northern perspective The English Crown had claimed overlordship of Scotland but not until 1296 did Edward I attempt to enforce this, leading to several notable engagements. Initially the English were successful invaders...

Tudor

(circa 1600)   The closing years of Elizabeth's reign are taken as a point to review the achievements of the Tudor dynasty. We have based our characters for this period on a real person, Thomas Tusser who was a gentleman farmer. The original...

Stuarts

Rent A Peasant used not to venture into the seventeenth century as this period is covered in depth by the Sealed Knot and English Civil War Society. However, as the lower orders, we do get invited to cover aspects of this period. We got soaking wet trying...

Victorian

Victorian circa 1900 For Schools The broad themes of Trade, Industry and Empire can be explored in several ways, depending on the age group of the children and whether a half or whole day visit is required. The small holding forms the agricultural...

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