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Tudor Monastery Farm

Tudor Monastery Farm

Historian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Peter Ginn and Tom Pinfold go back in time to run a farm exactly as it would have been in 1500, during the reign of the first Tudor king, Henry VII. It was an era when monasteries dominated the landscape, not just in matters of worship, but almost every aspect of life. In this new six-part series, Ruth, Peter and Tom will be doing the work of tenants on a monastery farm, using only the tools and materials of the age. Like the farmers of old, they'll come to depend on their animals, except perhaps some cantankerous geese. The series was filmed at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum in West Sussex, which features a variety of 15th and 16th-century buildings.