We’re working on a Minecraft Merton Priory (perhaps you could do your own!), but meanwhile, here are some more old-fashioned activities.
Here are some YouTube videos that we think are worth watching about monasteries and medieval history.
- Merton Priory – History Unearthed
- Tony Robinson’s Worst Jobs in Medieval History
- Dan Jones’ Britain’s Bloodiest Dynasty (part 1 of 4; for older children)
- David McKay’s Cathedral (which is also a brilliant book)
- A day in the life of a Cistercian monk
- Timeline TV’s Church & Crown: Thomas Becket
- Timeline TV’s Monastic Life
- Horrible Histories: The Measly Middle Ages
- Horrible Histories Out-takes (hilarious)