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LAST OFFICE: 1539 AND THE DISSOLUTION OF A MONASTERY, THE

Synopsis

What happened to the monks, their orders and the communities they served after Henry VIII's break with Rome in 1536? Here, Geoffrey Moorhouse reveals how the Dissolution of the Monasteries affected the great Benedictine priory at Durham, drawing for his sources on material that has lain forgotten in the recesses of one of our great cathedrals.