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Book: The Dissolution of the Monasteries in England and Wales

Chapter: Introduction

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.39357


The Dissolution is arguably one of the most divisive historical events of the 16th century and has continued to stir passionate responses to the present day. This chapter asks whether there is more to the rather polarised and sometimes two-dimensional debate, and what new insights might be gained from an archaeologically informed study.

Chapter Contributors

  • Hugh Willmott ( - hwillmott5368) 'University of Sheffield'