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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

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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.

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This Letters Patent in the Harvey collection [Ref.HY1] shows a flatteringly slender portrait of Henry VIII. The document grants the Manor of Ickwell Bury ‘late parcel of the possessions of the Hospital or Priory of St John Jerusalem now dissolved’ with all property in Ickwell and Northill to John Barnardiston of Ickwell and his wife Joan. The document is dated 1543, shortly after the dissolution of the monasteries.

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Revesby Mansion/Abbey was a Cistercian monastery located near Lincolnshire, England. Founded in 1143 by William de Roumare, Earl of Lincoln. The 1st monks came to the abbey from the Yorkshire house of Rievaulx Abbey. Led by Aelred of Rievaulx, a former courtier who became abbot of Rievaulx itself and a noted historian and theologian. He eventually became a saint. After the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 16th century, the Abbey became a country house for the noted naturalist Joseph…

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The ruins of Rievaulx Abbey in North Yorkshire. Established in 1132 and dissolved in 1538 by the orders of Henry the 8th during the period of the dissolution of the English Monasteries. It was one of the largest and wealthiest abbeys in England.

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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.

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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.

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