August 11 – Henry VIII’s awful treatment of friars

| August 11, 2022

August 11 – Henry VIII’s awful treatment of friars

On this day in Tudor history, 11th August 1534, or shortly before, Henry VIII and his government expelled the friars observant from their religious houses. The expulsion was due to the friars’ support of Catherine of Aragon, the king’s first wife, and their refusal to accept the king as supreme head of the Church in […]