Editors. "The Abbots of Reading and Colchester are executed for treason". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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The Abbots of Reading and Colchester are executed for treason in denying the King's supremacy, and the following month, the Abbot of Glastonbury is also executed, on a charge of felony. These executions spur the few remaining abbots to surrender their property to the Crown.
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