The visitation of the greater monasteries in England begins (41 words)

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Following the dissolution of the lesser monasteries of England in 1536, in which houses with a yearly income of under two hundred pounds were forced to close, Thomas Cromwell begins a visitation of the greater monasteries. They are dissolved the following year.

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Editors. "The visitation of the greater monasteries in England begins". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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