Stories from Tudor Brownsea

map 1500sIt was during the 16th century that Brownsea Island was shaken out of a period of peaceful stability under the control of Cerne Abbey into a much more turbulent phase of its history. The reason, of course was the dissolution of the monasteries which meant that the island, along with many other lands and properties, reverted to the Crown. During the next few decades Brownsea became part of the coastal defences of England and came into the possession of one of the most influential men in the land. It experienced industry, controversy, piracy and even violent death. Read more at: http://poolemuseumsociety.wordpress.com

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