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The Dissolution of the Monasteries and its impact – Part 2: The benefits for Henry VIII and the impact on his country

In last week's Claire Chats talk, I talked about the monasteries in medieval times, monastic life, and how the monasteries and church were central to their communities.
In the 1530s, in the reign of King Henry VIII, there was the dissolution of the monasteries and so today I want to look at what that involved, the reasons for it, and what impact it had on England and its people.

If you missed Part 1, you can click here to view it now.

There are 2 comments Go To Comment

  1. M /

    The whole thing was a post opportunity. The poor, education, those one of a kind manuscripts, a shame, really. Thanks for a very interesting video. Michelle t

  2. L /

    “…because of the greed of a corrupt king…”
    Exactly.

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The Dissolution of the Monasteries and its impact – Part 2: The benefits for Henry VIII and the impact on his country