Good Morrow!  Queen Elizabeth is inviting all citizens of the realm to celeb rate her victory overthe Spanish Armada. The London Bridge Renaissance Faire invites you to become more than a spectator. For the best experience, you first must learn the Renaissance-Elizabethan language to speak like a native.

Always address the Queen & the Royal Court with utmost respect! And be sure to practice the language before the Faire.  Having a hard time remembering? Download our Olde English Pocket Guide to have handy while at the events!


The Queen = Her Majesty, Your Majesty
Court Ladies = My Lady, Good Madam
Court Men = My Lord, Good Sir
Archbishop = Your Grace
Noblewomen = My Lady, Noble Lady, Noble Madam
Villagers = Good Mistress, My Good Women, Good Master

Hello, nice to see you = Hail & well met
Good day = Good morrow
Good evening = Good e’en

How are you? = How now?
What time is it?= How stands the hour?
What is your name? = What by thy tide?

Where are the restrooms? = Whither be the privies?
I'm thirsty = I be parched.
Please wait on me! = Prithee, attend me!
I have to go= I must away
Thank you = Grammercy
Sailor’s cheer = HUZZAH!


are = art
ask, request = beseech
away = aroint
between = betwixt
can = canst
comes, coming = cometh
curse = fie
do, does = dost
done, made, created = wrought (e.g.,  See what God hath wrought)
enough = enow
friend, companion = fere
from now on = henceforth
from where = whence (e.g., Whence, comest thou? translates as Where do you come from?)
goodbye = fare-thee-well
grow, become = wax
has = hath
here = hither
horrible = pudh

know = wit ( e.g., Canst thou wit what the day shall bring?)
linger, deliberate, wait, stay, or pause = tarry
maybe = mayhap; perchance; belike
never = ne'r
no = nay
nothing = naught
often = oft
over there = yon
please = prithee; pray
sell = syllan
silverware, fork = pece
stand above others in a snobby way = tallt
there = thither
think or suppose = trow (Wilt thou labor for naught? I trow not!")
to where = whither (e.g., Whither thou goest, I shall go translates as Where you go, I will go)
very, truly = verily
why = wherefore
will = wilt; shall; shalt
years ago = yore
yes = aye, yea
you = thee; thou (polite form of thou = ye)
your = thine; thy