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Presenter Reverend Peter Owen-Jones describes the fate of Rievaulx Abbey, destroyed in what amounted to a Holy war. He explains religion was an integral part of everyday life in Tudor England and it was simply accepted by people as a part of their routine. England had been Catholic for a thousand years but now great abbeys were utterly destroyed as the Reformation forced its way into every home in the land.
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6 December 2007

Classroom Ideas

This clip can be used to inspire students to write diary entries from the point of view of a peasant, in which they describe the impact that the church has had on their everyday life, using the examples given in the clip.