Elaine Mein

Location: Chesterfield, Derbyshire
About me...

My name is Elaine Mein. I am an historic trader, semi professional actor and have been giving talks for about 20 years to a variety of venues including Historic groups and Battlefield Societies.

I present my talks in costume as Agnes Peterkin, a Medieval Cunning woman, with a range of found and made objects to help people see life through the eyes of ordinary Medieval men and women.

About my presentations...

They are informative, amusing, theatrical and presented in the First Person in Medieval costume. They are “stand alone” talks and so can be presented anywhere.

They last about one hour, plus extra time for questions.

Fee:

My fees are £50 within ten miles of my home in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. For venues further afield I charge modest travel expenses. I am available any time and can travel throughout the East Midlands and Yorkshire.

My Contact Details:
Phone:

07575304090

“Concealed Objects and Written Charms; Protection in the Medieval Period”

Pub;ic Speaker Elaine Mein from Derbyshire talks about “Concealed Objects and Written Charms; Protection in the Medieval Period”

 

Have you had a run of bad luck? Do you suffer from unexplained pains? Is your husband being led astray? What can you do? Who can help?

Agnes Peterkin, The Cunning Woman, is the answer to all of your problems.  She can offer you protection from serpents, thieves and even fairies, with a variety of found and made objects which are displayed and explained.

She can even keep the Devil at bay!(Written charms and curses are her speciality.)

 

 

“Herbs and plants, protection in the Medieval Period”

Public Speaker in Derbyshire Elaine Mein talks about “Herbs and plants, protection in the Medieval Period”

In the Medieval Period, if the church couldn’t help, you turned to the local cunning woman for the answers. From Ancient spells, such as the Nine Herb charm to Flying Ointment and mandrake root Agnes Peterkin has the knowledge to help.

Whether it be Elves, evil witches or natural disasters, whatever your problem, she has the answer, using natural items, roots, plants, herbs and trees.

“Weird and Wonderful Creatures of the Medieval Bestiary”

Public Speaker from Derbyshire Elaine Mein talks about Weird and Wonderful Creatures.

When it came to fabulous animals like the unicorn, dragon or griffin, it is debatable whether medieval people believed that such creatures really existed. Some undoubtedly did (as some still do today). As for fabulous creatures mentioned in the Bible, (as unicorns and dragons are), the problem became more difficult; if the Bible is acknowledged to be the true word of God, any animal it mentions must surely exist.

With the help of illustrations from “The Bestiary” Agnes Peterkin reveals the wonderful range of fabulous creatures. What they can do, where they live and how to protect yourself from them.

"The Land of the Fae, Elves, goblins or brownies"

Public Speaker from Derbyshire Elaine Mein talks about The Fae People, elves, goblins and others.

How to protect your home and your family.You might think that elves and fairies are cute and friendly creatures, even helpful, if you make shoes. But beware! They will steal your children or put a glamour on your husband. Ruin your business and cause havoc wherever they are go.

Agnes can tell you about all the types of Fae creatures to be found in this fair land of ours. How to recognise them and to defend yourself and your family. Even prevent them from entering your home in the first place, with a variety of readily available items.

Elaine Mein Contact Details:
Phone:

07575304090