Discover the Medieval Monasteries of Lancashire with Lancashire Adult Learning

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Thursday 29/06/2023 (09:30 AM to 12:00 PM)


A session delivered by Lancashire Adult Learning.

This session is designed to give the learner an introduction to the life and times of the Medieval Monastery. We will begin with looking at the creation and development of the monasteries in England and the Benedictine Rule. We will investigate the sites of the key monasteries of Lancashire including the power and influence of Furness Abbey and Whalley Abbey and the men and women associated with them. Finally, we will see what happened to the monasteries of Lancashire during the dissolution of the monasteries under Henry VIII.

 The course is for everyone who is interested in history and the history of ideas and everyone who has ever wanted to know more about Medieval Lancashire.

At the end of the session, learners will be able to:

  1. Identify the structure of monastic life and the layout of the medieval monastery

  2. Understand the core ideas of monastic life and its role

  3. Identify the key men and women involved with Lancashire monasteries

  4. Understand the decline of the monasteries in Lancashire.


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Booking required

This event is free to all adults over 19. Places are limited, please telephone, e-mail or pop into the library to book.


Knott End Library
Lancaster Rd
Knott End on Sea
Poulton le Fylde


Tel: 0300 123 6703