Queen Anne's Bounty

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Queen Anne's Bounty was a product of the strong Anglican resurgence during her reign, caused partly by concern at the apparent progress of dissent since the Glorious Revolution. In 1703 the queen announced that she would devote the income from first fruits, which had been appropriated from the papacy at the Reformation, to the relief of poor clergy, and trustees were appointed to administer the scheme. In 1710 Parliament made funds available for the building of 50 new parish churches in London.

J. A. Cannon