Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Video: Tudor Monastery Farm

While it’s a little outside my usual period of study, this documentary goes over a lot of fascinating items, many of which overlap with the late middle ages. I loved seeing how a paintbrush was made, how a rush light was made and how much light it gave off, how a plow was managed, etc. The documentary starts in the spring and mentions the tight timeframe for things (peas needed to be planed in a small window so the seeds can germinate), the Easter holidays, and more. This is only the first of 3 episodes. It’s fascinating how versatile people in the past were and how cleverly they used the materials around them.

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