- Small Monasteries from 1536
- Thomas Wolsey considered them to no longer be viable to invest the money into education.
- There was a decline in in young men and women joining monastic life.
- The behavior of monks, nuns/parish clergy was unacceptable, not keeping to their monastic vows
- Cromwell didn't agree with the monastic lifestyle, it didn't agree with his Lutheran views.
- It would provide a large sum of money to the crown.