Welcome to the late Sixteenth Century in North Lincolnshire
This is a time of change, of progress and adventure. We have become used to having a Queen, but it is still mostly a male society we live in. There are many challenges to our society – from within and abroad. We continue to face the Spaniards, and we remain a proud and independent country. Our adventurers go as far as the new Americas.
We live In North Lincolnshire and are far removed from the high society of London and its neighbouring lands. Yet we do benefit from some of their fashions and changes – it’s just that these arrive rather later up here. They call us ‘the dancing English’. We are very proud of that description. This applies not only in London but also in North Lincolnshire where we live. The dancers do like to show off their status to those assembled. This is most easily seen in the gold and other jewels they wear about their clothes, but also in the way they deport
themselves when they are dancing. They show such poise and such grandeur. It is no wonder that the men are likened to peacocks as they strut about looking for a fine partner to dance with. The ladies meanwhile look so demure but are in fact just as flirtatious. They love the chance to ask a man of their choice to accompany them onto the dance floor. We live in a time of courtly love and amorous intent.