Act of Exchanges 1559

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 Act of Exchange

  • note AOE means Act of Exchange 
  • Under act of Exchange Queen Elizabeth  had right to trade church property in her possession for temporal ( non-spiritual )  land in the church’s possession

  • Limited value assets such as rectories, churches + rights to tithe’s were exchanged 4 more valuable things .i.e. castles and manors

  • Church lost considerable wealth

  • Protestant laymen didn’t like Catholic bishops  coz of their rigour in stamping out Protestantism during the Marian era.

  • Cutting wealth of bishops esp thro church lands great way of curtailing power + influence

  • AOE also affected how bishops dealt with their land

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