The Pillaging and Plundering of the English Monasteries

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Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from Joseph Pearce’s new book, Faith of Our Fathers: A History of True England (Ignatius Press).

The destruction of England’s monasteries was carried out in two phases. First, the smaller religious communities were closed under the pretext of “reform” and then, once the appetite for plunder had been awakened in the avaricious hearts of the aristocracy, the larger…

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