26.4.12

Henry VIII didn't get it all...

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Upon installing himself as the head of the Church in England Henry VIII set out to steal as much church property as he could. Thus his coffers were expanded, the rents would go to him and he would be done with these meddlesome monks and Abbots. Stephanie A. Mann who writes about the English Refomation things posted this article today...

Something Cromwell and the Court of Augmentations Missed...

...Furness Abbey was the second richest monastery in 16th century England when Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII's Vicar in Spiritual Matters, targeted it and the other large monasteries for dissolution. Cromwell and his official Commissioners would be very disappointed to learn that they really missed something: the grave of an earlier abbot containing great treasure... more...

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*Henry VIII drawing workshop of Hans Holbein the_Younger