Please can you simplify these texts belong to Charles I of England?

The Puritan laity had also begun to increase their control over religion by financing puritan lecturers from impropriated tithes. The "Feoffees for impropriations" were set up in 1625 and provided a mechanism both for increasing the number of preaching ministers in the country, and a way to ensure that Puritans could receive ecclesiastical appointments., but in 1633 Laud obtained from the Court of Exchequer an order dissolving the organization


Rents from Crown Lands, Purveyance (below market value), Wardship (land ownership if a child heir), Credit (borrowing money from financiers), Monopolies (selling corporations), Forest Laws. Charles relied on these feudal rights so he didn't have to call Parliament- they were always an irritation but Charles' abuse of them became a problem.

please what's the meaning of

1-"Feoffees for impropriations"



thank you so much


also what's the meaning of ((Commission for Defective Titles))?

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  • 4 years ago
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    1. Those followers of Puritanism, who were not members of the clergy, had begun to use the income from Church property that had been transferred into non-clergy hands, to pay for the services of Puritan lecturers. In this way, Puritan followers increased their control over religious affairs. The Feoffees for Impropriations were a group of persons who were formed, in 1625, as a committee whose task it was to purchase Church property and then to distribute it so as to create new preaching appointments. In 1633 Archbishop William Laud (1573-1645) obtained an order from the Court of Exchequer (the King's treasury, which kept the King's accounts) by which the court was dissolved.

    2. Charles was always seeking ways of raising income, and, for some of his income, he relied on feudal rights, which included: rents from Crown lands; Purveyance (the absolute right of the sovereign to buy provisions at less than market value); Wardship (the rights of a lord over a person, and their estate, who inherited an estate but who was under the age of 21 years (for a male) or 18 years (for a female)); Credit (borrowing money from moneylenders); Monopolies (selling corporations); Forest Laws, which had fallen into disuse in the 14th century, but which Charles revived. Charles used these feudal rights so that he did not need to call Parliament. The ancient rights were always an irritation, but Charles' abuse of them became a problem.

    [Commission for Defective Titles (established on 10th June 1606). A commission is a group of people who are authorized or directed to carry out a specific task. The term is still in use, in governmental circles, today. A Defective Title is a property (land, building, etc.) that has a legal burden attached to the ownership rights. The burden could be a debt, mortgage, or a court judgment. Whatever the burden is, it makes obtaining the title deeds awkward, because the burden has to be removed before the property can be sold. The title, or rights, to the ownership of the property is thus not a clear-cut matter; it is 'defective'. The Commission for Defective Titles was mainly active in Ireland, and in Ulster specifically, where it allowed landowners to upgrade inferior (defective) tenancies, among other kinds of land holdings. The Commission helped to create a network of freeholders in Ulster, but the Commission's benefits were restricted to furthering the interests of large landowners.]

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    • ok4 years agoReport

      but please don't leave me alone , cus really i need your help.thank you again and God bless you.

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