Charles II's Religious Policies

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What form of church did the restoration impose?
Reimposed mother Church of England
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Why did the church have less power after the reformation?
Because there was still large amounts of nonconformity & Charles could do little to impose the church's authority because of the abolishment of the High Commission
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Who had the responsibility of enforcing conformity?
The local elite
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What was Charles' stance on religious toleration?
He wanted a broader church than what was given, Chruch of England was restored because of the concerns of conservatives who wanted stability and order
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What did Miller say about Charles' religious views?
He stresses how Charles tried to secure toleration for Catholics and supported a bill that was designed to repeal laws against them- however parliament rejected the bill
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Did Charles tolerate the Quakers?
No he was much more vindictive in their punishments
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What acts did the Clarendon Code include?
Conventicle, Corperation, Five mile and the act of uniformity
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What was the Corporation Act 1661?
Removal of any disloyal people in town office- most of them were replaced with royalists which strengthened Charles' influence across the country, it proved an efficient piece of legislation
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What was the Act of Uniformity 1662?
All ministers, bishops etc. had to declare an oath, they would only preach from the new prayer book introduced by Charles II and parliament
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What was the Conventicle Act 1664?
Religious meetings of five persons or more were forbidden
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What was the Five Mile Act 1665?
Any preacher or teacher who did not swear the allegiance to the act of uniformity could not travel within five miles of that area
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