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Glanmor Williams

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780192852779

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192852779.001.0001

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The Reformation: Change and Change-About, 1527–1558

The Reformation: Change and Change-About, 1527–1558

(p.279) Chapter 12 The Reformation: Change and Change-About, 1527–1558
Renewal and Reformation

Glanmor Williams

Oxford University Press

A profound transformation of medieval religion came along the changes in government and law by Henry VIII. Even without Henry’s matrimonial complication, the Reformation might well have come anyway. Wales was far removed from the epicentres of religious upheavals and controversy. Humanist ideas of improvement began to impinge upon the growing number university graduates from Wales. Henry VIII dissolved Welsh monasteries. Friaries had also disappeared. All of their possessions were dispatched to the royal treasury. Only a small amount of this property came back to the Church or to educational foundations. During the last ten years of his reign the king’s overriding objective was to maintain the unity of his realm. All of his policies had been received in Wales with virtually no overt opposition. The reign of Edward VI saw more reforms in the Church. Mary’s time was devoted to full restoration of Catholicism.

Keywords:   Henry VIII, Reformation, monasteries, Edward VI, Mary, medieval religion, Wales, Catholicism

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