Church of England: its role in society

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  • Created on: 01-03-20 10:48
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  • Role of the Church of England in society
    • Preached govt.s message
      • Needed government license to preach
      • correct religious / political message
    • Responsible for Church Courts
      • marriage
      • Sexual offences
      • Slander (false insults)
      • Wills and inheritance
    • Role of parish clergy
      • In village life
        • spiritual and practical advice
          • when difficult times (poor harvests)
        • Clergy
          • major figures
          • funded by taxes (tithes)
            • or Gentry
      • In town life
        • overcrowding
          • poverty
          • vagrancy
          • diseases
            • smallpox
            • plague
          • mainstream  protestants, catholics and puritans
    • Legitimised Liz's rule
      • encouraged people to remain loyal to her
    • Enforced religious settlement of 1559
    • Provided guidance for communities
      • in times of hardship/ uncertainty
    • Visitations
      • 3-4 years bishops inspected church and clergy
        • ensure obeying religious settlement
      • also checked licences of Midwives, surgeons, physicians

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