The Archaeology of Medieval Monasteries

Monasteries were one of the most important and influential features of the medieval landscape. This lecture for the Bedford Architectural, Archaeological and Local History Society examines the monastic landscapes of Britain throughout the Anglo-Saxon and medieval periods. Using examples from within the East Anglian region and from further afield, the history of monasticism in Britain, the development of the monastic cloister and precinct, and the management of monastic estates are explored. Further details from the BAALHS website.