In rural England a historical experiment is underway. A group historians and archaeologists have decided to relive living conditions as how history describes the early Tudor period 500 years ago.
The experts we’ll follow will be working as farmers, supplying crops to the village, themselves and pay tribute to the local monastery. Throughout 6 different episodes, we’ll get the chance to see what live was like in 1600th century england.
Reliving the past in all it’s historical glory, the only modern technology accompanying the team are the cameras documenting their journey. This is Tudor Monastery Farm.
Episode 1 eases in with our team of experts moving into their farm. Here they’ll spend the next few months working as farmers and get acquainted with Tudor farming life.
The second episode shows how the Tudor farmers took care of their sheep. It also shows how iron was smelted and cloth was weaved.
Our experts continue their daily Tudor life in episode 3, attending the midsummer festival, make ale, harvest honey and much more.
Episode 4 shows how the Tudors mined, smelted and cast the minerals. It features eel harvests and even stained glass shaping.
Tudor farming life continues with all its hard work in episode 5. The sheep needs shearing, the pigs needs attending, the bed linen is laundered and so forth. We also witness how 1600th century typesetting, printing and bookbinding is constructed.
The final episode in Tudor Monastery Farm features, you guessed it, more Tudor farming life.
Our team harvest and stook and store their barley; extract salt from brine, celebrate Michaelmas, carve decorative stone, form and decorate floor tiles, produce blackpowder for Roman candle fireworks, and perform a mystery play.
- Release date2013
- Full runtime
- Director(s)Stuart Elliott, Giulia Clark
- Production companyLion Television