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Brother Ted Bear

Brother Ted Bear

A monk is a man who has withdrawn from the world for religious reasons and is a member of a monastic order. Brother Ted is one such monk.Dressed in the traditional brown hooded robes tied at the waist with white rope Brother Ted is adorned with a traditional medieval cross.This collectable teddy…

£25.00

Guidebook: Finchale Priory

Guidebook: Finchale Priory

…developed as a cell of the Benedictine Priory of Durham Cathedral but the numbers of monks were always small and from the 14th century until its suppression in 1538 the priory acted as a rest or 'holiday' place for the monks of Durham.Key Features:24 pagesPaperbackFirst Published in 2001

£3.00

Horrible Histories Measly Middle Ages

Horrible Histories Measly Middle Ages

Travel back into the measly Middle Ages where the world was full of wild women mad monks naughty knights and crazy kings and queens! Discover a genuine jester's joke why chickens had their bottoms shaved and what ten-year-old treacle was used for. History with the nasty bits left in!Key…

£5.99

Guidebook: Chapter House & Pyx Chamber

Guidebook: Chapter House & Pyx Chamber

…reconstruction of Westminster Abbey. His magnificent new Chapter House was ranked amongst the greatest achievements of Gothic architecture. Used by the monks for their formal daily meeting the Chapter House also became the assembly place for the king's 'Great Court' predecessor of the…

£3.00

Guidebook: Roche Abbey

Guidebook: Roche Abbey

…in England.At its peak about 1175 when many of the buildings are constructed the abbey numbered about 50 monks and 100 lay brothers and servants. By 1538 the community had dwindled to 17 monks 4 novices and a number of servants. In that year the commissioners of King Henry VIII suppressed the abbey…

£3.50

Guidebook: Wenlock Priory

Guidebook: Wenlock Priory

…beginning in the 7th century when St Milburge became abbess and brought Wenlock fame through the miracles she performed. In the 11th century French monks were brought to Wenlock and it was refounded as a priory subject to the Abbey of Cluny in Burgundy. There are many tales of the great wealth…

£3.00

Guidebook: Mount Grace Priory

Guidebook: Mount Grace Priory

…established in Yorkshire before the Reformation an expression of the fashion for piety and strict living that followed the Black Death. Unlike other monks who lived communally the Carthusians lived as hermits. They worked meditated and said daily offices in solitude in their own cells encountering…

£3.50

Guidebook: Denny Abbey and the Farmland Museum

Guidebook: Denny Abbey and the Farmland Museum

…Cambridgeshire is a site with a unique story to tell. Founded in 1159 over the following four centuries it was occupied successively by Benedictine monks the Knights Templars and Franciscan nuns the Poor Clares. When the Countess of Pembroke brought the Poor Clares to Denny after 1327 she converted…

£3.00

Guidebook: St Augustines Abbey

Guidebook: St Augustines Abbey

…Kent to begin the conversion of the English to Christianity. King Ethelbert the first convert gave Augustine a site to build a monastery for the monks who had accompanied him from Italy.Once the burial place of the kings of Kent and early archbishops of Canterbury the abbey was altered and extended…

£4.00

Medieval Lives

Medieval Lives

…Middle Ages mired in superstition and ignorance? Why does nobody ever mention King Louis the First and Last? And of course those key questions: which monks were forbidden the delights of donning underpants...and did outlaws never wear trousers?Terry Jones and Alan Ereira are your guides to this most…

£8.99

3 Lobe Viking Sword

3 Lobe Viking Sword

…is recorded in England. The abbey of Lindisfarne in Northumbria a centre of learning that was famous across Europe was destroyed in a Viking raid. Monks were killed or taken away as slaves and the church treasures were taken away. From this moment onwards Viking raids on England became more frequent…

£110.00

Guidebook: Hailes Abbey

Guidebook: Hailes Abbey

…our understanding of the history of the site by examining contemporary written sources to reveal new information about the daily lives of the monks of Hailes. The accounts of prominent writers who visited the site such as the medieval mystic Margery Kempe provide a vivid picture of the significance…

£4.00

Guidebook: Cleeve Abbey

Guidebook: Cleeve Abbey

…now-vanished medieval pilgrimage site on Blue Anchor Bay with its miraculous image of the Virgin and explores how the buildings were used by the monks and abbey servants and how Cleeve later became celebrated through its depiction in popular children’s literature.This attractively illustrated…

£3.50

Lindisfarne Celtic Magnet

Lindisfarne Celtic Magnet

…Gospels is an illuminated manuscript gospel book produced in the 8th Century in a monastery at Lindisfarne. They are presumed to be the work of a monk named Eadfrith and produced in honour of St. Cuthbert. The Gospels are richly illustrated in the insular style and were originally encased in a fine…

£4.00

Lindisfarne Celtic Coaster

Lindisfarne Celtic Coaster

…Gospels is an illuminated manuscript gospel book produced in the 8th Century in a monastery at Lindisfarne. They are presumed to be the work of a monk named Eadfrith and produced in honour of St. Cuthbert. The Gospels are richly illustrated in the insular style and were originally encased in a fine…

£2.50

Guidebook: Rievaulx Abbey

Guidebook: Rievaulx Abbey

…monastery of the reforming Cistercian order in the north of England. From humble beginnings when a founding party of about 30 men – one-third monks the rest lay brothers – came from Clairvaux in Burgundy in eastern France the abbey quickly grew to become one of the most powerful and…

£4.00

Horrible Histories England

Horrible Histories England

…(whatever that is). From the cruel Celts right up to the terrible 20th century it's a tale that will make you quake. Want to know: - which monk tried to pinch the devil's nose with a pair of tongs? - why some people in the Middle Ages ate dove droppings? - which English king was accused…

£7.99

Lindisfarne 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

Lindisfarne 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

…most important places in Anglo-Saxon England. Its bishops had close links to the Northumbrian kings who ruled from nearby Bamburgh. The monks’ guardianship of the shrine of St Cuthbert brought great wealth to the monastery. The extensive ruins visible today are dominated by the 12th-century…

£13.00

The Time Travellers Guide to Medieval England:

The Time Travellers Guide to Medieval England:

…Should you go to a castle or a monastic guesthouse? And what are you going to eat? What sort of food are you going to be offered by a peasant or a monk or a lord?This radical new approach turns our entire understanding of history upside down. It shows us that the past is not just something to be…

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Guidebook: Bayham Abbey

Guidebook: Bayham Abbey

Situated in the picturesque wooded valley of the River Teise this impressive abbey was built in the 13th century by Premonstratensian monks. In the 18th century the ruins were landscaped to provide a romantic view from Bayham Old Abbey House.This guidebook gives a description of the abbey as it can…

£2.00

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