Chronicles of the Dissolution

‘Chronicles of the Dissolution – Piety, Plunder and Protest’ is a graphic arts project illustrated by eight students who spent a week at The National Archives, illustrating their interpretations of Early Modern records from the State Papers of Henry VIII. The tales are told through the eyes of individual characters, from the lowliest carpenter to the ruthless commissioner. Together they give us a unique insight into the consequences which followed dissolution as a result of Henry VIII’s determination to reform the English Church.

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