September 14 – Henry VIII destroys a centuries-old shrine

| September 14, 2022

September 14 – Henry VIII destroys a centuries-old shrine

On this day in Tudor history, 14th September 1538, the Shrine of Our Lady of Caversham, a religious shrine which had stood since the early 12th century, was destroyed on the orders of King Henry VIII. The shrine was destroyed as part of the king’s dissolution of the monasteries. Let me share some contemporary accounts […]

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