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Rupert Matthews explores what remains of the religious buildings that fell victim to Henry VIII and the Dissolution

ABBEYS AND MONASTERIES

HERE & NOW HOW TO VISIT…

Fountains Abbey was one of the many buildings left to go to ruin after Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries
ALAMY X2, DREAMSTIME X1

Throughout the medieval period, abbeys and monasteries dominated the religious, cultural and economic landscape of England and Wales. But between 1536 and 1541, over 800 religious houses were closed by King Henry VIII. Today, their ruins stand as tourist attractions.

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