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Why Did Henry Viii Close The Monasteries?

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#1 kirstin

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 07:02 PM

So far I have:
In this essay I am going to explain why Henry VIII closed the monasteries.
One of the reasons was to do with money. Henry was short on money so he ordered his Chief Minister Thomas Cromwell, to organise the dissolution of the monasteries. So Henry would obtain the wealth and power of the monasteries.
Another reason was to do with religion

I don't know what to write after that.

#2 MrJohnDClare

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 07:24 AM

Too late to be of any help, I fear Kirstin
The eachers who do the help are not paid employees of this websitge. They log in on the own time, for ffree, really out of the goodness of their heart, as and when they can.
I did not log in last night because I was fronting the school Awards Ceremony - in my 'real' life (as opposed to this virtual one) I am a Deputy Headteacher!
SO we are not very good at this 'I need immediate help' kind of question - next time give us a few days, and we usually come up with some good help

Dissolution of the Monasteries.
1. Money
2. religion
3. Henry wanted more power/ to break the power of the Pope over the Church
4. Many monasteries were badly run and the monaks were badly behaved.

Try these sites:
http://en.wikipedia....the_Monasteries (which is quite hard)
for some facts to go with these ideas.
And this - http://www3.shropshi...src/src_d03.htm - looks an interesting site.

#3 atomic-ALICE[tm].

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 06:17 PM

Last year when I done this, religion was involved. I can't quite remember what else, maybe try the wikipedia or google?
Btw, you should have posted this earlier, because then you would have had a little more help, and it usually takes a couple of days for something to be posted. x

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