The Dissolution Of The Monasteries: A New History

October 26, 2021|
The Dissolution Of The Monasteries: A New History by James Clark
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The first account of the dissolution of the monasteries for fifty years—exploring its profound impact on the people of Tudor England

Shortly before Easter, 1540 saw the end of almost a millennium of monastic life in England. Until then religious houses had acted as a focus for education, literary, and artistic expression and even the creation of regional and national identity. Their closure, carried out in just four years between 1536 and 1540, caused a dislocation of people and a disruption of life not seen in England since the Norman Conquest.
 
Drawing on the records of national and regional archives as well as archaeological remains, James Clark explores the little-known lives of the last men and women who lived in England’s monasteries before the Reformation. Clark challenges received wisdom, showing that buildings were not immediately demolished and Henry VIII’s subjects were so attached to the religious houses that they kept fixtures and fittings as souvenirs. This rich, vivid history brings back into focus the prominent place of abbeys, priories, and friaries in the lives of the English people.
James Clark is Professor of History at the University of Exeter. He has published widely on medieval monasteries and their place in the medieval world and he was historical advisor on the BBC TV series Tudor Monastery Farm.
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Title:The Dissolution Of The Monasteries: A New History
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:680 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 0.98 in
Shipping dimensions:680 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 0.98 in
Published:October 26, 2021
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300115727

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