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The Dissolution of the Monasteries, 1536-1539 by Clive Paine

Suffolk Archives, Bury St Edmunds

The Dissolution of the Monasteries, 1536-1539 by Clive Paine

Type
Event / Lecture, talk or reading
Location
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Date
16/11/2019 - 16/11/2019

Next year we celebrate 1,000 years since King Canute ‘founded’ the monastery in honour of St Edmund in our town. This year marks the 480th anniversary of its dissolution in November 1539. This talk examines the precedents for the closure and confiscation of monastic property before the 1530s. Using examples from Bury, Eye and Ipswich we will follow the processes used by Henry VIII and Thomas Cromwell to confiscate monastic land and property and disband religious communities between 1536 and 1539 as part of the ‘break with Rome’.

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£7.50
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