Who we are

Dr Kate Vigurs - Director



Dr Kate Vigurs is an experienced and engaging historical interpreter with fifteen years professional experience in research, live historical interpretation and living history having worked for Royal Armouries, Imperial War Museum North and English Heritage to name but a few.  She is a drama graduate and has a doctorate in Second World War history; making her uniquely skilled in bringing history to life.  She is an acknowledged expert on the Special Operations Executive, however her knowledge extends to a wide range of historical periods from Roman Britain all the way to the cold war.

Kate set up History's Maid five years ago and it is going from strength to strength.  Kate is dedicated to revitalising history for the purposes of entertainment and education, and any client or audience is guaranteed a well researched, professional and engaging display which will inspire and capture the imagination

Matt Broom - Non Executive director
Matt has worked on many jousts and historical events, he has played Prince Albert and even performed alongside Terry Deary.  He has been an intrinsic part of History’s Maid for a number of years as a researcher, script writer and occasional performer.  His rendition of Dick Turpin in ‘Terrible Teatimes’ had the mums swooning and nearly won him the title of most horrible character in Yorks history (he was narrowly pipped to the post by Terry Deary himself as Mr Pym). 
Matt is a skilled swordsman and archer and is currently honing his skills as a horsemen to make him the ultimate medieval warrior!