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The Dissolution of the Monasteries

G W O Woodward

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A fascinating guide to the English Reformation and its consequences.

In April 1536, in the 27th year of the reign of King Henry VIII, there were scattered throughout England and Wales more than 800 monasteries, nunneries and friaries, and within them 10,000 monks, canons, nuns and friars. 

By April 1540 there were none. The major social and religious upheaval of these four years is what we call the Dissolution of the Monasteries.

An absorbing look at a pivotal point of British history, this new edition of a classic text expertly pairs the seminal text of G.W. O. Woodward with a fresh modern cover that encapsulates the drama of the period.

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ABOUT THE Author

George William Otway Woodward is an experienced writer who has authored a number of Pitkin classics in the British history series. These include a focus on the 16th century with The Dissolution of the Monasteries and Queen Elizabeth I.

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