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