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Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry Vlll in 1538. Hence, the founding of the Anglican Church.


Whitby Abbey is a ruined Benedictine Abbey overlooking the North Sea on the East Cliff Above Whitby in North Yorkshire, England. It was disestablished during the Dissolution of the Monasteries under the auspices of Henry VIII. | by Jörg Schumacher on 500px


Sunbeams at Netley Abbey Ruins - Southampton, England


Sir Nicholas Bacon (1510 1579). Brother in law to William Cecil. From 1558, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal under Elizabeth I. An implacable enemy of Mary Queen of Scots, objected to the proposal to marry her to Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk as this would have cemented her alliance with the Catholic faction in England. A staunch Protestant who, under Henry VIII, had made a fortune with the Dissolution of the Monasteries and had lost preferment under Mary I of England.


Newstead Abbey, home of Lord Byron

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Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden

A small puddle in the remains of the Abbey in North Yorkshire

Dissolution of the Monastaries: 1536-1541 carried out under the direction of Henry VIII. These are the ruins of Furness Abbey, dissolved in 1539. Anne was a prime force in influencing the King to dissolve the monastaries in order to destroy papal authority in England. The Dissolution of the Monastaries caused upheaval in England, because the religious tenants were forced onto the streets and into poverty, causing severe economic difficulties for the country.


Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) Monastery, considered as one of the sacred monasteries in Bhutan.This monastery is perched on a high and steep granite cliff overlooking the northern Paro valley


Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire - Formerly the 13th century Great Gatehouse of Beaulieu Abbey, Palace House is set in glorious grounds & gardens with immaculate spreading lawns & walkways overlooking the Beaulieu River. This charming house, kept in the style of its later Victorian additions, has been in Lord Montagu's family ownership since 1538, when Sir Thomas Wriothesley, later 1st Earl of Southampton, bought the Estate after the Dissolution of the Monasteries.


Mary, Queen of France died at Westhorpe Hall, Westhorpe, Suffolk on 25 June 1533 and was buried in the abbey in Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk. The abbey was destroyed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries and Mary’s remains were moved to St. Mary’s Church in Bury St Edmunds.