The Dissolution of the Monasteries - YOUINGS, JoyceGeorge Allen & Unwin, 1971, Paperback ..
Condition: Very Good. Light reading creases to the spine. Leans. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wraps. Previous owners inscription to ½-title page.
First in this edition. From the introduction: “The Dissolution of the Monasteries in England and Wales in the reign of Henry VIII was an act of resumption, a restoration to secular uses of land and other endowments provided over many centuries, very largely by laymen, for the support of houses of regular clergy and nuns. What was achieved in the 1530s was the reversal of a series of acts of donation, but with the important proviso that all the property passed in the first instance not to the original donors or their heirs and assigns but to the Crown.”
Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼")
Number of Pages: 264
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