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Introduction to religion in the panels

Join our history curator on an audio tour exploring the significance of the Oak Room panels.

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The Tudor period was a time of great religious change. Henry VIII severed ties with the pope and the country’s religious allegiances changed with every monarch. Catholic or protestant, religion governed almost all aspects of life. Despite this, folklore and tradition still played an important part in everyday life. A number of the panels in this room tell tales of religion and folklore and deliver moralistic messages.

Play the YouTube clip below to hear more about religion and the panels.

Once you have listened to this section then follow the link below to enjoy the next part of the tour.

The story of St Francis