The Dissolution of the Monasteries by Professor George Bernard

ECHA Podcast Artwork v2Professor Bernard of Southampton University History Department gives a convincing revisionist account of the dissolution of the monasteries, arguing that far from being solely motivated by financial gain, the King and his Commissioners acted ideologically, beginning with a genuine desire for reform of lax monastic practice and superstition.  Using many examples to support his argument, Professor Bernard gives a fascinating and enlightening account of the process of dissolution.   This talk is based on an article published in the journal History in 2011.  You can go to this link for more information: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/%28ISSN%291468-229X
58 minutes

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