In the sixth episode of his 10 part history of Britain, Christopher Lloyd reveals how Henry VIII’s plunder of the monasteries paid for the 27 ships which formed the beginnings of the Royal Navy – and led to Britain’s supremacy at sea.
– 1536 AD –
Was Henry VIII right or wrong – what do you think?
Watch the other videos in the series
Story #1: Fire and Earth
Story #2: The Arrival of the Humans
Story #3: The Roman Invasion
Story #4: The Norman Conquest
Story #5: The Magna Carta
Story #7: The political union of Britain
Story #8: The invention of the steam engine
Story #9: The rise of Germany
Story #10: Unintended consequences of technology