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.
Western Europe via Venice (trade gateway)
Black and Asian Performance in British History (V&A Museum)
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.
- Khutulun, Wrestler Princess
- Queen Sondok
- Queen Manduhui
- The Trung Sisters
- Lady Hö’elün
- Shagrat Al-Durr
- Empress Chabi
- Sorghatani Beki
- The Great Khanum (and eight princesses)
- The Katuns (Queens) of Mongolia
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!
You saw it ladies and gentleman, proof.
wake up america
Real-life Romeo and Juliet.
Don’t try and say you didn’t see it coming.
pikachu whats wrong
It still lowkey fucks me up that yt ppl and other ppl of color believe that Black culture is here for their entertainment and “rebellious” phases
shout out to all the black english majors who already knew this
shoutout to us, indeed.
This is so fucked up and frustrating.
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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I WAS NOT EXPECTING THAT
Just a reminder that Sakura has been using limbo since part 1.
when someone say hi to ya bae for too long
Lupita Nyong’o named People’s Most Beautiful Person
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5ever centering poc in my fan fiction.
With Black people with blatantly Black names like Trayvon, Jevonte, Shykemia and Tamika.
And AAVE in abundance
I like the old school black names like Gladys, Joyce, and Yvonne.
Yes. Old school and new school Black names.
There will be no mistaking. They Blackity Black and they BLACK Y’ALL
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