He founded three friaries and he set himself to crush the Lollards.
In England at the time of the dissolution they had some thirty-two friaries.
The friaries had seldom any endowments, being inhabited only by mendicants.
Consequently, the Protestants are wrecking “all the friaries within their bounds.”
The friaries were always founded in, or in the suburbs of, the larger towns, for their mission was to the masses of the people.
The burgesses of the towns in which the friaries were situated seem to have regarded them as useful workers among the poor.
The monasteries and friaries are kept in memory by their names in various parts of London.
As many of the friars entered the Order in tender years, there is no doubt that boys schools formed part of many of the friaries.
In the friaries the course of study would in the main correspond with that adopted by the University.
Henry now sent commissioners to visit the friaries, and those in which the oath was refused were summarily suppressed.