Kirkleatham Museum - Tales to Take You Away
In 2005 archaeologists excavated a site at a place called Streethouse, near Loftus in Cleveland. They made an extraordinary discovery: an Anglo-Saxon cemetery, including the burial mound of what they believed to be an Anglo-Saxon princess. The archaeological finds included beautiful brooches and other gold jewellery. The artefacts are all displayed in the museum in an exhibition devoted to the story of the dig and the princess.
My story uses historical research to imagine what life might have been like in that royal household 1,400 years ago, particularly the life of the princess's handmaid, Eanswith.