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Henry VIII: Dissolution of the Monasteries.

Henry VIII took his most decisive step against the power of the church (in England) in 1538, when he began the Dissolution of the Monasteries. He did it piecemeal, perhaps to avoid too much outcry at the start. First the … Continue reading

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Henry VIII: The King’s Great Problem

We’ll be spending some time on Henry VIII during this half term. Students should look at this table document on Henry VIII.  It will form the basis of the information which students should use for the section on  ‘The King’s Great Problem’. … Continue reading

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Week 3:Henry VIII – portrait of a King

Most people have the impression of Henry VIII as a large, commanding and perhaps rather cruel King. This is partly because we know that he had several of his wives killed. What many don’t know, is that the impression which we … Continue reading

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