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Hello! I'm Toni

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My next novel The Colour of Cold Blood will be out soon. A Year in the Life of Medieval England is out now! Medieval Medicine (the paperback of Dragon's Blood and Willow Bark) is also now available. Everyday Life in Medieval London sold out, but has been reprinted, and my first novel, a medieval murder mystery The Colour of Poison is very successful, with more on the way.

I'm a history teacher, a speaker and an historic interpreter, based in north Kent. Let me bring history alive for your group with talks about ordinary and extraordinary people from Roman Britain to the 1950s .... I can create a presentation just for you…in costume if you wish.

You can follow me on

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Online Courses

Many people from around the world are now taking part in my online courses -  each are based on many years of personal research; my latest - Warrior Kings of England, the story of the Plantagenet Dynasty is live now at www.medievalcourses.com -  or you can choose Richard III and The Wars of the Roses, you can read my blog about how my interest in RIII started  here Other courses include Heroes and Villains? You decide and Everyday Life of Medieval Folk - just click the banner below to join-in ....
  

Medieval Courses

 

 

Warrior Kings online course

Local Classes
My local courses are very popular - but you can join-in at any time!

My Rochester group meet on Tuesday afternoon at The Quills 30 High Street Rochester 2-4 pm. The winter course is The Dark Ages and Norman England.

My Gravesend group starts a new era at The Kent Room at The Woodville Halls Gravesend from 
 12 Jan at 10.30 - 12.30 pm on Thursdays; the new winter course is: Rule Britannia: The story of the British Empire -
you will be very welcome.
 
You can pay weekly, or pay for the whole term at a discounted rate, refreshments are available - and you can join-in at any time.

If you would like to join any group please get in touch.



My Books
My first novel, a murder-mystery set in medieval London
The Colour of Poison is now out. I can now sign all my eBooks electronically with an "Authorgraph" just click the link and make a request to receive a personal message from me - it's free

Everyday Life in Medieval London is now in paperback, click the link to get your copy - It made it to No.1 for the "Best non-fiction history book 2014" at www.goodreads.com


Dragon's Blood and Willow Bark was published in April 2015 and has
100% 5 Star reviews on Amazon
in April 2016 it came out as a paperback, with a new title - Medieval Medicine - its mysteries and science 
- click the link to get your copy

http://www.bookdepository.com/Medieval-Housewife-Toni-Mount/9781445643700/?a_aid=tonimount In colourThe Medieval Housewife was published in 2015 and is still selling well.
 
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and my new non-fiction book A Year in the Life of Medieval England is available NOW!







Reviews Published on Amazon.com

By Sylvia S. Zupanec - Toni Mount's "Everyday Life in Medieval London" is a masterpiece ... it's one of the best books I've recently read ...It's highly informative, entertaining and written in an engaging style.
By Addicted Bibliophile -This extensively researched work is a boon to both the serious student and more casual investigator of medieval life ... All in all, it is a delightful, very informative read.
By Maggie Craig - Entertaining, witty, informative and as readable as a page-turning novel.
...Thought it was wonderful, entertaining, witty, informative and very well written, as readable as a page-turning novel. There's so much in here, all presented in a relaxed, conversational style. The author wears her obvious expertise and scholarship very lightly

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Would your group like a tour of historic Rochester, discovering the hidden history of the famous sites with lunch or tea served at The Quills in Rochester?
To book your places please email to discuss your plans.

 

Talks - here are some ideas, for a full list click my range of talks
 
The Medieval Housewife (in costume if you wish) is still my most popular talk.  I can adjust the content to suite your group or interests, including manners, childcare, food, fashion and how an elderly husband instructed his 15 year old bride!

Medieval Housewife
or you can choose:
Medieval Medicine; Richard III; Medieval Merchants; 
Medieval London or the Apothecary's Garden....

or on a Victorian theme:
Mrs Beeton's Victorian Christmas (in costume if you wish);
They Dared To Be Doctors; Charles Darwin or Votes for Women
 
20th Century
To mark 100 years since the start of WWI I can offer a moving talk on the dedicated British nurse and 'spy' Edith Cavell, executed in Belgium in 1915.
Ration Book Britain - A fully illustrated talk (in authentic costume if you wish) we look at food, health and fashion in 1940s and 50s Britain - on the Ration. This atmospheric talk will be popular with WIs, Probus and Active Retirement groups, look at my range of talks or please get in touch 

Please get in touch

Please look at my range of talks or  download my brochure.
 

My self-published books
 
Richard III King of Controversy - was updated March 2015 and has now been reprinted and is also available on Kindle.
If you want to learn the true story of King Richard, the background to the Leicester dig and the intrigue and mystery of the Princes in the Tower, get your copy now. Written in my entertaining and fuss-free style this 40 page paperback with full colour illustrations is now available on Amazon as a Kindle or as a paperback.
 
 
 Medieval Housewives My original book is still very popular and has been reprinted (again)

Dare they be Doctors? is about the courageous Victorian women, who were determined to succeed in a man's world and is also available on print from Amazon-
Mrs Beeton's Victorian Christmas
With well researched details of her short life including the time she lived in North Kent, the history of the Victorian Christmas and cook-able Mrs Beeton recipes, this beautifully illustrated little book is in full colour and ideal for Christmas.


Buy all four books direct from me for a special price of £20.00 



Echoes from History

Invite us to your event and we will bring knowledge and entertainment to your visitors.

We are returning from two weekends to The Loxwood Joust Join the Medieval Housewife for a live fashion show and look out for 'The Ballad of the Tyrannical Husband' as we bring c.15th marital bliss to this wonderful medieval festival.



we do other periods too ...

  
 


        
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