11 August 1534 – The Expulsion of the Friars Observant

| August 11, 2015

11 August 1534 – The Expulsion of the Friars Observant

Sometime around 11th August 1534, the Friars Observant (Observant Friars of Greenwich) were expelled from their monasteries due to their support of Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII’s first wife, and their refusal to accept Henry VIII as the supreme head of the Church. Eustace Chapuys, the imperial ambassador, recorded their expulsion in a letter to […]

11 August 1534 – The Friars Observant Expelled from their Houses

| August 11, 2013

11 August 1534 – The Friars Observant Expelled from their Houses

On this day in 1534, or shortly before, the Friars Observant (Observant Friars of Greenwich) were expelled from their houses due to their support of Catherine of Aragon and their refusal to accept the King’s supremacy. Some were sent to houses of the Grey Friars where, according to Eustace Chapuys, the imperial ambassador, “they were […]