Series 1


Series 1

Historian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Peter Ginn and Tom Pinfold turn the clock back 500 years to the early Tudor period to become tenant farmers on monastery land.


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Episodes List

Episode 1

1. Tudor Monastery Farm: Series 1, Episode 1

Ruth Goodman, Peter Ginn and Tom Pinfold run a farm exactly as it would have been in 1500.

Episode 2

2. Tudor Monastery Farm: Series 1, Episode 2

A look at wool production in 1500, which accounted for around half the country's wealth.

Episode 3

3. Tudor Monastery Farm: Series 1, Episode 3

This episode focuses on the staple foods of everyday Tudor life - bread and ale.

Episode 4

4. Tudor Monastery Farm: Series 1, Episode 4

The team learn how aspirational tenant farmers would have decorated their farmhouses.

Episode 5

5. Tudor Monastery Farm: Series 1, Episode 5

The team explores Tudor hospitality, learning how the monasteries courted wealthy donors.

Episode 6

6. Tudor Monastery Farm: Series 1, Episode 6

The team look back at how Henry VIII's Dissolution brought an end to monastic farming.