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Mediaeval Monk tweeting online

Visit our brand new Twitter feed to follow the life of Brother Benedict, a monk of Rufford Abbey who is tweeting about his life at the mediaeval monastery in 1536.  He will be tweeting over the next two weeks; follow his story online at www.twitter.com/brotherbenedict.

The story of Brother Benedict uses archives and records held at Nottinghamshire Archives, drawing from the history of mediaeval Rufford and other places including Southwell Minster. It is designed to give an insight into what life would have been like in a monastery on the eve of the Reformation.

 

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    Mark Smith February 2nd, 2011 at 11:33 am

    I just tweeted this, but I am new to twitter so am not sure if I got it right. I love the blog, what a great idea. 1536 seems startingly early for the word “amok” in English. The Online Etymological Dictionary says its earliest use is the 1670s, while the only earlier sources cited in the OED are in Portuguese.

 

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Nottinghamshire Archives holds records relating to the history of Nottinghamshire and Nottingham from the 12th to the 21st century.

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