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The Last Divine Office By Geoffrey Moorhouse

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Exploring the enormous upheaval caused by the English Reformation and the Dissolution of the Monasteries, this vivid new history draws on long-forgotten material from the recesses of one of the world's greatest cathedrals--the great Benedictine Durham Priory, now the Anglican Durham Cathedral.

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The Last Divine Office: Henry VIII and the Dissolution of the Monasteries by Geoffrey Moorhouse

Exploring the enormous upheaval caused by the English Reformation and the Dissolution of the Monasteries, this vivid new history draws on long-forgotten material from the recesses of one of the world's greatest cathedrals--the great Benedictine Durham Priory, now the Anglican Durham Cathedral. Once a bastion of the Benedictine monks in the north of England, the Priory was dissolved after nearly 500 years on the orders of King Henry VIII in 1539, in his quest to separate the church in England from its headquarters in Rome. This illuminating guide to religious history and its social and political contexts, seen through the arches of one of England's most celebrated cathedrals, examines the devastating economic and spiritual consequences of the Dissolution, revealing how one of history's most effective and chilling apparatus of plunder and ruin erased the orders of monks and nuns that had served some 650 monastic religious houses in England and Wales.

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About Geoffrey Moorhouse


Geoffrey Moorhouse is the author of 19 books, including the Thomas Cook Award-winning "To the Frontier" and the "Los Angeles Times" Book Prize finalist "Sun Dancing."

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GOR010861337
The Last Divine Office: Henry VIII and the Dissolution of the Monasteries by Geoffrey Moorhouse
Geoffrey Moorhouse
Used - Like New
Hardback
BlueBridge
2009-04-16
278
1933346183
9781933346182
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.