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Dissolution of the Monasteries, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishDissolution of the Monasteries, thethe Dissolution of the MonasteriesDissoˌlution of the ˈMonasteries, the  the closing of all the monasteries (monastery ) in England in the 1530s, during the Reformation (=the period when the protestant church was established, and the English churches left the Roman Catholic Church). King Henry VIII ordered the monasteries to be closed, and sold their property in order to increase his own wealth and power.
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