How far was money the motivating factor in the dissolution of the monasteries?
In this fascinating session, students will examine records produced during the reign of Henry VIII to investigate the underlying motivations behind the dissolution of the monasteries. What types of crime were the commissioners recording in their so called ‘black book’, and why did so many abbots submit their monasteries ‘willingly’ to the king?
Connections to the curriculum:
- AQA: AS AND A-Level History, Unit 1C: The Tudors: England, 1485-1603; 2D Religious conflict and the Church in England, c1529-c1570
- EDEXCEL: A- Level History, Paper 3, Option 31: Rebellion and disorder under the Tudors, 1485-1603
- History A: A-Level History, Unit Y106: England 1485-1558: the Early Tudors
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