RE: [sig] Russian / English name
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>>How much contact was there between period Russia and England? WasMy SCA name is exactly such a construction. Sofya is a Russian living in
>>there 'significant' contact such that I can make a case for a mixed
England. Her English neighbors cannot say her full Russian name, but have
given her another, "la Rus."
There are two fairly obvious ways I could have gotten to England in the late
13th/early 14th cent. - either via pilgrims/Crusaders in Constantinople or
merchants via Hanseatic League and Germany. There is little historical
evidence of direct contact between Russian and England prior to the time of
Ivan the Terrible, but lots of indirect possibilities.
Sofya la Rus