The Dissolution of the Monasteries in England and Wales - Hugh Willmott

The Dissolution of the Monasteries in England and Wales - Hugh Willmott

The Destruction and Asset Stripping of the Religious Houses

The Dissolution of the Monasteries in England and Wales - Hugh Willmott

Hugh Willmott [+-]
University of Sheffield
Hugh Willmott is Senior Lecturer in European Historical Archaeology at the University of Sheffield.

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Many studies have chosen to emphasise the wanton destruction of monastic property. This chapter outlines how the archaeological record can provide a more nuanced view of the process of asset stripping, recycling and resale of goods. It also challenges the uncritical use of some contemporary sources, such as Michael Sherbrook, which are often erroneously treated as ‘eyewitness’ accounts.

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Willmott, Hugh. The Destruction and Asset Stripping of the Religious Houses. The Dissolution of the Monasteries in England and Wales. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 21-46 Aug 2020. ISBN 9781800501638. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=39360. Date accessed: 12 Aug 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.39360. Aug 2020

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