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Breaking Free - How the Reformation Changed British Daily Life

Alec Ryrie, Tom Charlton, Elizabeth Goodwin and Tara Hamling join Rana Mitter to discuss research into the way the Reformation changed lives in homes, parishes and monasteries.

What chewing cloves had to do with sermons, the significance of a giant fish with vast teeth and the poignant histories and perilous journeys undertaken by nuns who lost their homes and workplaces. Rana Mitter looks at new research into the way daily life changed in Britain after the Reformation for Radio 3's series of programmes exploring Martin Luther's Revolution. His guests are:

Alec Ryrie, Professor in Religion and Theology at the University of Durham and author of: Protestants: The Faith that Made the Modern World 201;
Tom Charlton, New Generation Thinker is currently studying the history of Protestant nonconformity at Dr Williams's Library, London
Elizabeth Goodwin from the University of Sheffield and Birmingham is an expert on Nuns in the Reformation
Tara Hamling from the University of Birminghamb is the author of Decorating the Godly Household: Religious Art in Protestant Britain c.1560-c.1660.

Producer Jacqueline Smith.

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45 minutes

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Role Contributor
Presenter Rana Mitter
Interviewed Guest Alec Ryrie
Interviewed Guest Tom Charlton
Interviewed Guest Elizabeth Goodwin
Interviewed Guest Tara Hamling
Producer Jacqueline Smith

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