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Tudor Monastery Farm Episode 5

| December 13, 2013

Tudor Monastery Farm Episode 5

Here is my rundown of episode 5 of Tudor Monastery Farm based on my frantic scribblings, apologies if I missed anything… In the early 1500s the state did not provide any help for the poor, they had to rely on the hospitality of others and hospitality was seen as a measure on which good Christians […]

Tudor Monastery Farm Episode 4

| December 5, 2013

Tudor Monastery Farm Episode 4

Here are my scribbled notes from last night’s episode of Tudor Monastery Farm… It is now July at the farm and the team are over half way through their time there. The pea crop is in flower and should produce a good harvest, the barley is thriving and so are the sheep and pigs. Farming […]

Mos Monasteriorum – Guest Post by David Rayner

| November 25, 2013

Mos Monasteriorum – Guest Post by David Rayner

Today, we have a guest post from David Rayner, who spent many years re-enacting the life of a Benedictine monk and who has vast knowledge of monastic life. I began corresponding with David when he commented on my articles on the series Tudor Monastery Farm and I’m so pleased that he agreed to write this […]

Religious and Educational Buildings

| August 5, 2009

Religious and Educational Buildings

Westminster Abbey, London – Famous for being the place of coronation for monarchs since 1066, and also the resting place of seventeen monarchs. You will find both Elizabeth I and Mary I at rest here and will be able to enjoy beautiful stained glass windows, artefacts and tombs. St. Paul’s Cathedral, London – The original […]