"The past is a foreign country", so says the blurb for Ian Mortimer’s “Time Traveller's Guide” series of books, and it's so true. One of the things that people find it hard to understand, when looking at the lives of medieval and Tudor people, is the role of religion in their daily lives, just how central it was to everything.
In this week's Claire Chats talk, I go into this and attempt to give you a little more insight into the lives of these people.
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Sources and Further Reading
- Church in the Middle Ages: from dedication to dissent - https://www.bl.uk/the-middle-ages/articles/church-in-the-middle-ages-from-dedication-to-dissent#
- Medieval religion - http://www.medieval-life-and-times.info/medieval-religion/
- Religion in the Middle Ages - http://www.thefinertimes.com/Middle-Ages/religion-in-the-middle-ages.html
- Religion in the Middle Ages, BBC - https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/guides/znjnb9q/revision/2
- Medieval Religion - https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/learn/story-of-england/medieval/religion/
- Helen Castor’s series “Medieval Lives: Birth, Marriage, Death”
Helen Castor's series: