Tudor Monastery Farm Episode 6

| December 19, 2013

Tudor Monastery Farm Episode 6

Here is a rundown of last night’s episode of Tudor Monastery Farm based on my scribbled notes… It is September at the farm, the beginning of autumn and shorter days, The team are preparing for the end of the farming year. They need to make provisions for the winter. They’ve harvested and stored the pea […]

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 […]

Tudor Monastery Farm Episode 3

| November 28, 2013

Tudor Monastery Farm Episode 3

Here are my notes from last night’s episode of Tudor Monastery Farm. Apologies for bits I’ve missed… It’s now late spring at the farm and the team have been running the farm as tenant farmers for two months. They’ve bred from their Tamworth pigs, the sheep have been sheared and the fleeces sold, and they’ve […]

Tudor Monastery Farm Episode 2

| November 21, 2013

Tudor Monastery Farm Episode 2

Here is a rundown of last night’s episode of Tudor Monastery Farm based on my notes (scribblings, actually). Apologies if I missed anything… The episode began by explaining that in 1500 England was at a crossroads. Farming was changing. Subsistence farming was becoming more commercialised as a new force, money, came into play. The monasteries […]

Tudor Monastery Farm Episode 1

| November 14, 2013

Tudor Monastery Farm Episode 1

I made notes from last night’s episode of Tudor Monastery Farm for those of you who don’t have access to UK TV channels. Please excuse any mistakes, I was scribbling notes very quickly and typing quickly to get this posted as soon as possible… The programme opened with the narrator, actress Geraldine James , explaining […]

Tudor Monastery Farm – 13th November, 9pm, BBC2

| November 11, 2013

Tudor Monastery Farm – 13th November, 9pm, BBC2

I mentioned this on The Anne Boleyn Files Facebook page last week but wanted to post here so that everyone who has access to the UK TV channel BBC2 can tune in and watch this series. Those of you who enjoyed The Victorian Farm, The Edwardian Farm, Wartime Farm, Tales of the Green Valley and […]