Dissolution of the Monastaries: 1536-1541 carried out under the direction of Henry VIII. These are the ruins of Furness Abbey, dissolved in 1539. Anne was a prime force in influencing the King to dissolve the monastaries in order to destroy papal authority in England. The Dissolution of the Monastaries caused upheaval in England, because the religious tenants were forced onto the streets and into poverty, causing severe economic difficulties for the country.
Titchfield Abbey was built in the C13th. At the Dissolution of the Monasteries in Henry VIII's reign it was closed in 1537 and granted to Sir Thomas Wriothesley (pronounced "Risley"), First Earl of Southampton, who transformed the buildings into a grand Tudor mansion and renamed it Place House. The mansion was abandoned in 1781 and was partially demolished. In the early C20th the ruins were purchased by the government and listed as a Scheduled Ancient Monument
Mary, Queen of France died at Westhorpe Hall, Westhorpe, Suffolk on 25 June 1533 and was buried in the abbey in Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk. The abbey was destroyed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries and Mary’s remains were moved to St. Mary’s Church in Bury St Edmunds.
Richard Rich, Chancellor to the court of Henry VIII, who tortured hundreds of people during Henry's reign to get them to confess to treason- including Mark Smeaton, one of Anne's supposed lovers. Known to be cold, ruthless, cruel, and almost a sociopath in today's terms, he also assisted in torture during the reign of Elizabeth I.
Nicholas Bacon (1510-79) was a staunch Protestant, under Henry VIII, Bacon made a fortune with the Dissolution of the Monasteries, and thus lost preferment under Mary I. From 1558, Bacon was Lord Keeper of the Great Seal under Elizabeth I. An implacable enemy of Mary Queen of Scots, he objected to the proposal to marry her to Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, as this would have cemented her alliance with the Catholic faction in England. Nicholas Bacon was the the father of Sir Francis…
In 1533 Thomas Cromwell took up residence at Canonbury Tower Islington, and from this location organised the dissolution of the monasteries and their transfer into royal ownership. In 1539 Henry VIII gave the Canonbury Manor to Cromwell, presumably as a thank you for the £900,000 a year Henry had made out of the transfers. Cromwell was executed for treason in 1540. http://www.olivercromwell.org/islington.htm
richard rich-felsted church - He betrayed both Bishop John Fisher and Thomas More,perjuring himself in the latter case.Rich took full advantage of the Dissolution of Monasteries as Chancellor of the Court of Augmentations to acquire great wealth,even though he was a Catholic.The Pilgrimage of Grace linked his name with Thomas Cromwell's in their umbrage against the suppression of the monasteries.
Medieval monarchs are remembered as powerful rulers, with a tyrannical control of land, nobles, and riches. They were strong figures, in control of their realm and their lives. However, medieval rulers also existed in a daily display of that power and authority. Even if a king was born into his position, he still needed to …