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1

As Head of the Spanish Church, what did the Archbishop of Toledo have?

(it was a religious but also military office)
Had a 1000 men army and could call on 19,000 if needed

2

The Church in Castile was quite corrupt, give 2 vows that were ignored

- vow of chastity
- vow of poverty

3

Why might second sons choose to enter the Church?

The first son would inherit the title and land from their noble father, and the second son would gain wealth in the Church

4

Who are part of the secular clergy?

Archbishops, bishops, and priests

5

Who are part of the regular clergy?

Monks and nuns

6

How was the Church at the centre of the community?

It dictated peoples' way of life, they received holidays on Saints' days

7

What kind of important services did the Church provide to people throughout their life?

Baptism etc

8

How else did the Church assist people?

Assisted people to find salvation from purgatory

9

Give two examples of how the Church was corrupt

- exhibited fake relics to buy
- encouraged the giving of 'indulgences' - payments to forgive sins

10

Why would Muslims and Jews convert to Christianity?

To feel integrated into Castilian society