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Dissolution of the Monasteries

Post by Miles » May 2nd, 2019, 7:45 pm

Many will be aware of the effect of the dissolution through Henry VIII reign.
Norfolk with over 600 churches really took a kick in the altar as the wealth was basically governed into war campaigns. With the literal enormous wealth created by wool it was only a matter of time that the churches would succumb.
St. Benets Abbey they say was excused but that is B*l*o*k* because within four years they had stripped the masonry for cash. If it wasn't for that, it would most likely still stand without a mill ruin attached.
Anyway, the point of my post is there is still evidence of dissolution.
Irstead, Belaugh and further away Binham Priory have to this day faces of the disciples scratched out.
500 year old history right here on the Norfolk Broads.
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Re: Dissolution of the Monasteries

Post by Hylander » May 4th, 2019, 7:29 am

We have visited many many churches over the years all over the UK and found the same that faces have been scratched out. Such a shame.

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Re: Dissolution of the Monasteries

Post by BEN » May 6th, 2019, 8:12 am

While Henry 8 got rid of monasteries, St Benedicts Abbey was handed to the Bishop of Norwich ( who is still the Abbot of St benets) he stripped the Abbey and many of the posher bits went to Norwich cathedral and the Bishops house.

Henry 8 however didn't damage normal churches, he practiced religion as a Catholic but with him as head of the church.

Some of the damage to churches was caused during his sons Edward 6 reign as he was a true protestant.

Much more of the damage was caused during the time of Cromwell. They stabled horses in churches and caused much removal of statues and white washing.

As evidence of this is the removal of the roof screen of St Catherines ludham which was hidden walled up for centuries. Queen Elizabeth's symbols are on one side...

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