siriussandra ASKED:
I'm considering writing a novel of a female Robin Hood, and was wondering if it could be historically accurate to write her as being half-Asian? The story would take place in the 12th century in England. Do you have any information on Asian people living in England at that time?

medievalpoc:

medievalpoc:

Of course. Asia and Europe aren’t even a separate landmass, after all.

Here are some links to give you a broader perspective on the kinds of people who would have been in Medieval England, Europe overall, how and why they got there, and how long they would have been there for.

The Silk Road

The Silk Road (Europe-Asia) in Antiquity

The Silk Road (Europe-Asia) via Ottoman Turkey

Pilgrimage and Traditions of Travel

Mongolian Empire

Ottoman Empire

Western Europe via Venice (trade gateway)

Black and Asian Performance in British History (V&A Museum)

Description of Rome from Ancient China

Quick Primer on Medieval Multiculturalism/Medieval Islam

Prehistoric Silk Road: The Steppe Road

tagged: Crusades

 China

 Japan

 India

 Mongolia

P.S. Asian people in Medieval European art are usually “marked” that way via clothing, not physical characteristics.

P.P.S. There’s a good bit of evidence that a character like the one you describe would not have necessarily been perceived as physically “other” or “different” by Medieval English society; but you’re writing for people reading this story now. Probably keep that in mind.

Also, an Asian woman as a Robin Hood type character would make a fascinating story and a lot of sense! Many Asian nations/regions have a long tradition of women warriors.

One more fun thing: Trotula of Salerno, who revolutionized Medieval medicine by and for women, synthesizing knowledge flowing out of Asia and the Middle East regarding medicine and specifically gynecology. In Medieval Europe, some of the most well-known people of color were physicians, because African and Asian medicine was pretty revered.

It all depends on what kind of story you want to tell. You can have some pretty epic Merry Men and Women, too!

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chagak:

Floyd Norman, first African-American artist at Disney, 1958.

Floyd E. Norman is an American animator who worked on the Walt Disney animated features Sleeping Beauty, The Sword in the Stone, andThe Jungle Book, along with various animated short projects at Disney in the late ’50s and early ’60s.

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desstylez:

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Lupita Nyong’o named People’s Most Beautiful Person

TODAY: Lupita Nyong’o is People’s Most Beautiful person for 2014, the magazine revealed Wednesday morning on TODAY. The Oscar winner with the perfect smile and the style to match beams from a cover that promises “her inspiring story.”

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