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Stories & Sword School

Stories & Sword School

Rievaulx Abbey

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The monk in residence will share stories from life at the Abbey and encourage young visitors to test their skills in Sword School.

Monk's Life
A tale of living at the Abbey from the perspective of the monk, including work, prayer, food, and Cistercian sign language. Lasts approximately 20 minutes.

Sword School
In this variation on our regular Sword School find out why monks in the West learnt to fight. The oldest fight manuscript describes a monk teaching another how to fight with sword and shield, learning to defend themselves from robber bandits when travelling, or from raiders at the monastery.

Join us for a family friendly tale of the fun-loving Brother Jucundus who got himself into rather a lot of bother in York. Lasts approximately 20-25 minutes.


Rievaulx Abbey


Contact Details

Tel: 01439-798228


From 2017-08-20 - 2017-10-01

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