"Getting to know Lady Tonya - 2018"
Q. Where is your favourite place in the Medieval world?
A. My favourite place is Carsassonne in southern France. Lord Terence and I visited Carcasonne when in our honeymoon. The town was filled with history and amazing tales.
Q. What is the title last book you read and what was it about?
A. An information book titled "Medieval Europe" that covered a broad range of historical topics that I hadn't seen in an information book. Reading
details of how structured life was within the feudal system.
Q. What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now?
A. It's not 'cool,' yet I am working
on a medieval piece of embroidery to use as my lap cloth when banqueting.
Q. Which four individuals from Medieval times, would you like to have dinner with?
A. The first is Queen
Isabella of France who was the daughter of the French King and wife of King Edward 11 of England. She would have had a most amazing life. The second is Saint Thomas Becket. I would ask him what was the motivation and reasons behind some extreme choices when
making decisions. The third is Saint Margaret of Scotland, who was an English princess and Scottish Queen. She dedicated her life to her people. The fourth is William the Conquerer. An intriguing person who may have been very different in real-life.
Q. What is a medieval-inspired
goal or something that you are looking forward to doing or being a part of this year?
A. I intend to learn more medieval crafts this year. Nalbindning
or needlebinding, a Scandinavian form of needlework that involves a needle and length of yarn. I'd like to learn to use my spinning wheel proficient enough to spin fleece into yarn and practice my Lucet work to well enough to create cords and trimming
for clothing and making more period garments.