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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 14

Seizure of the Monastery Lands

Seizure of the Monastery Lands.

Henry VIII., by an Act of Resumption, added to the Crown Estates these broad domains, whose annual rental was then £273,000. Had they remained intact, it has been officially calculated that these lands alone would have yielded £6,000,000 per annum in 1792, and we may estimate their worth in 1884 at fully 100 millions or more. Where have they gone?