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Smees Take on History

Smees Take on History
Smees Take on History 2017-04-12T07:50:18+00:00
Dominic and Christina Smee are passionate about Medieval History and Richard III and have talks and resources available to schools and groups.
Please browse to find what we have to offer, or contact us using the phone number or email addresses provided.

Dominic Smee

In 2013 I took part in a Channel Four documentary entitled Richard III: The New Evidence.  This followed on from two previous documentaries, The King in the Car Park, made after the discovery of Richard III’s remains under a Leicester car park.

I have an almost identical type of scoliosis (curvature of the spine) as Richard III and the programme set about researching into whether it would be possible to make armour for someone with scoliosis, given that we have contemporary evidence to show that the king was an accomplished commander and soldier.

I am a member of the Living History Group, Les Routiers de Rouen, who can be seen at Bosworth Battlefield Centre during the Summer season.

I also give public presentations about my experience making the documentary.  See links for further information.

Christina Smee

I have been working with children for several years both as a volunteer and in paid employment.

I have worked as a teaching assistant in both Primary and Secondary schools, focussing on children with Special Educational Needs.

I worked at Tamworth Castle for five years delivering history workshops for visiting schools and participating in costumed events.

For the past eleven years I have worked for Leicestershire County Council Museum Service where I have had the opportunity to both develop and deliver history workshops in museums and out at schools.

Since 2016 I have developed sessions as a Freelancer which I can now offer to Primary schools.  Further sessions are currently in development and will include material suitable for KS3 and KS4.

I am also part of the Living History group, Les Routiers de Rouen, based at Bosworth Battlefield Centre.

In the late 1990s I began research into Medieval cures for a historical novel that I was writing.  The resulting book, The Rose of Middleham, was published in 2015 and has as its central character a herbalist whose life is intricately woven with that of Richard 111.

Leading on from my interest in the subject I now give talks on Medieval Herbal remedies, suitable for WI and history groups

I have an enhanced DBS certificate and Public Liability Insurance for £10,000,000.

Click on the links for further information or contact me to discuss booking talks or school sessions.