What Did Henry VIII Do to the Monasteries?

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Henry closed the monasteries because he wanted to establish a new Church of England, independent of the Church of Rome. Henry also resolved to break away from the Catholic religion on hearing that his divorce had not been approved by the Pope.
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Henry VIII
Born: June 28, 1491
Birthplace: Greenwich, England
Died: January 28, 1547
Henry VIII was King of England from April 1509 until his death in 1547. He was the second monarch of the House of Tudor. He is known for his six marriages and the creation of the Church of England.
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There is no short answer to this one. In 1534 Henry had Parliament authorise Thomas Cromwell to "visit" all the monasteries, including those like the Cistercians previously
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Henry the VIII was a king of England known for beheading wives and starting his own church after the Roman Catholic church refused to grant him a divorce.
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Two reasons. 1. He wanted to break the power of the Roman Catholic church in the countryside. 2. He wanted to confiscate the property to enrich himself, but more importantly, he wanted
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It wasn't so much the monasteries themselves, as the surrounding land that they owned - perhaps as much as a third of the land in England had been owned by the Catholic Church before
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