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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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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.

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

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Richard Rich, Chancellor to the court of Henry VIII, who tortured hundreds of people during Henry's reign to get them to confess to treason- including Mark Smeaton, one of Anne's supposed lovers. Known to be cold, ruthless, cruel, and almost a sociopath in today's terms, he also assisted in torture during the reign of Elizabeth I.

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Henry VIII, Changed the course of England with his lust. from the historical figures of Britain series by George Stuart

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St Bartholomew's Hospital Barts is the oldest hospital in the United Kingdom that still occupies its original site. It was founded in 1123 by Rahere, a favourite courtier of King Henry I. The Dissolution of the Monasteries did not affect the running of Barts as a hospital, but left it in a precarious position by removing its income. It was re-founded by King Henry VIII in December 1546, on the signing of an agreement granting the hospital to the City of London. photo by MissingIdentity221

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Lanhydrock gatehouse. Lanhydrock estate belonged to the Augustinian priory of St Petroc at Bodmin but the Dissolution of the Monasteries during the 1530s saw it pass into private hands. In 1620 wealthy merchant Sir Richard Robartes acquired the estate and began building Lanhydrock House

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The magnificent Bath Abbey in the ancient Roman city of Bath - The Dissolution of the Monasteries

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