January 3, 2021 Rievaulx Abbey & the Brutal Dissolution of the Monasteries with Michael Carter

In this episode, Sarah goes on-location to Rievaulx Abbey in North Yorkshire, where she meets with Michael Carter, a senior properties historian with English Heritage. Michael is an expert on English monasticism and the Cistercian order. He is our guide as we explore the abbey ruins, its history and the impact of the Dissolution of the Monasteries on places like Rievaulx Abbey. Show notes with images and links (including to the paper mentioned in the recording) can be found here. 


We also head over to the TTTG news desk to hear about the formal reception of Anne of Cleves at Blackheath on 3 January 1540. Get all the latest on this event from our intrepid news reporter, Bess Cavendish, who reports 'live' from the riverside outside Greenwich Palace.


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Presenter: Sarah Morris

Produced by Cutting Crew Productions