Causes of the Dissolution of the Monasteries

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  • Causes of the Dissolution of the Monasteries
    • The "Imperial" idea
      • monasteries owning an allegiance of power
      • Henry's sense of xenophobia
      • over religions
        • Rome would/could attack England
    • Continental influence
      • stole idea
        • Germany & Scandinavia
    • Corruption and immorality
      • Comperta = emphasis affairs
      • "excuse"
      • breaking of vows
      • Historians believe "exaggerated"
    • An end to opponents of the Break from Rome
      • Henry paranoid
      • Henry insecure
      • Franciscans
        • Didn't agree with Break from Rome
      • Carthusians
        • Didn't agree with Break from Rome
    • Financial Motives
      • church were funded
      • Cromwell freed Henry from the need to impose taxation
      • Crown income doubles
        • £120,000 to £250,000
      • Concerns of Catholic crusade
    • Patronage and Greed
      • giving to the people
        • makes Henry popular
      • First Act of Dissolution
        • laity increased greed for land

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