Worcester Moments - Religion: The dissolution of the monasteries and the effect on the religious life of Worcester - Programme 1
In this programme, Andrew explains how the Dissolution of the monastaries at the hands of Henry VIII and Thomas Cromwell had a profound impact on the religious life of the city and the welfare of its residents and led directly to the foundation of the Kings School. He talks to the publisher of History West Midlands, Mike Gibbs.
Keywords: Worcester, Dissolution, River Severn, Henry VIII, Thomas Cromwell, Andrew Reekes
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