Definition of dissolution of the monasteries in English:

dissolution of the monasteries

Line breaks: dis|sol¦ution of the mon¦as|ter¦ies

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The abolition of monasteries in England and Wales by Henry VIII under two Acts (1536, 1539), in order to replenish his treasury by vesting monastic assets in the Crown and to establish royal supremacy in ecclesiastical affairs.

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