Event Title

Chastity, marriage and group homes: The lives of former monks and nuns after the dissolution in 16th century England

Presenter Information

Christian Knudsen, Sheridan College

Location

Sheridan College, HMC, Room A365

Start Date

1-3-2017 10:10 AM

End Date

1-3-2017 10:40 AM

Description

Between 1536 and 1541, Henry VIII dissolved the monasteries in England and ended a religious way of life that had persisted on the island for a millennium. How did former monks and nuns adapt to life on the outside? This paper examines evidence from the Lincoln Exchequer returns of 1556 to explore the poverty, marriage and professional lives of the former religious.

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Chastity, marriage and group homes: The lives of former monks and nuns after the dissolution in 16th century England

Sheridan College, HMC, Room A365

Between 1536 and 1541, Henry VIII dissolved the monasteries in England and ended a religious way of life that had persisted on the island for a millennium. How did former monks and nuns adapt to life on the outside? This paper examines evidence from the Lincoln Exchequer returns of 1556 to explore the poverty, marriage and professional lives of the former religious.