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Daemon
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The Dissolution of the Monasteries

Between 1536 and 1541, English King Henry VIII disbanded hundreds of monasteries and convents in England, appropriating their lands and stripping them of everything of value—including their roofs. Henry carried out this program of dissolution as head of the Church of England, transferring a massive amount of land, wealth, and income to the crown. The monks and nuns were absorbed into their orders, but the dissolution of the monasteries led to the loss of what culturally valuable institutions? More...
KSPavan
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How did the dissolution of the monasteries affect the poor?
The dissolution of the monasteries caused immense social problems, and the poor and the ordinary people suffered greatly thus. Many commentators noted after the suppression of the monasteries that beggars and vagrants become more noticeable in England and that social problem such as crime increased significantly.
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thar
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Dissolution is such a euphemistic word (I guess because it was the establishment that wrote the history books and so were the ones to name it.)

It makes it sounds like it disappears, like sugar in tea, or fades away like a 'dissolve' between scenes in a film. Or is abolished like a government quango.

It was destruction and pillaging, not dissolution.


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The destruction of English monasteries under Henry VIII transformed the power structures of English society. Henry had cut off from the Catholic Church in Rome, and declared himself head of the Church of England. His intention in destroying the monastic system was both to reap its wealth and to suppress political opposition. Between 1536 and 1540 he took over 800 monasteries, abbeys, nunneries and friaries, some of which had accumulated great wealth and land (through bequests for instance). These had been home to more than 10,000 monks, nuns, friars and canons. Many former monasteries were sold off to landowners. Others were taken over and became churches, such as Durham Cathedral. Many were left to ruin, such as Tintern Abbey. A few monks who resisted were executed, but those who surrendered were paid or pensioned off. Some of the funds gained went to finance new institutions, such as Trinity College in Cambridge and Christ Church in Oxford. But whole monastic libraries were destroyed, countless music manuscripts lost and England’s rural landscape changed forever.


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Abigail Hook
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Not just England, but Wales and Ireland too.
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Between 1536 and 1541, English King Henry VIII disbanded hundreds of monasteries and convents in England, appropriating their lands and stripping them of everything of value—including their roofs. Henry carried out this program of dissolution as head of the Church of England, transferring a massive amount of land, wealth, and income to the crown. The monks and nuns were absorbed into their orders.
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