Messed with monks meaning the Dissolution of the Monasteries where he determined that certain abbeys were wasteful, and then confiscated their land and assets, sometimes even stripping expensive parts of books out, or just selling them onwards. Even had a few abbots (leaders of abbeys and the monks) executed for treason. Initially he said it… Continue reading Chapter 0 – Page 2
What Henry started, Edward Seymour finished.
The church fines are called recusancy and it was differing amounts to where you are in society, so like it bankrupted a lot of Catholics. http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C6749 They’re available for view if you go to Kew Gardens and ask beforehand and have a good reason and you’re supervised. Can’t wait until they’re digitised instead.
Just wanted to bring things a bit more into time-context, things always seem so far apart when you’re talking about different Royals, but the length of religious turmoil by this time was only two years less than the entire existence of the USSR (69 years)
If we have another King James (such as https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James,_Viscount_Severn could be a possibility, but monarchs don’t have to take their first names), as there’s already been King James I & VI and King James II & VII (the grandson of King James, he took the throne after his brother Charles II (restored monarch to the… Continue reading Chapter 0 – Page 9