Patronage problem

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nwink

Puritan Board Sophomore
I have been reading church history for England/Scotland around the 1600s and 1700s. Patronage was a huge issue (and obviously has been a big issue at different times in history). I understand that some corrupt church leaders, if they had wealthy patrons, could get lots of power.

Could I get some help understanding the problems and consequences that happened in the church because of patronage? Some specific examples might be helpful, too, as I try to understand this period of history better.
 
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