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No. XII. the assent aforesaid, and at the request of his said Commons, hath 16 Rich. II.

ordained and established, That if any purchase or pursue, or cause to be

purchased or pursued in the Court of Rome, or elsewhere, by any such c. 5.

Translations, Processes, and Sentences of Excommunications, Bulls,

Instruments, or any other things whatsoever which touch the King, against Præmunire for him, his crown, and his regality, or his realm, as is aforesaid, and they purchasing of which bring within the realm, or them receive, or make thereof notificaBulls, or other tion, or any other execution whatsoever within the same realm or without; Instruments that they, their Notaries, Procurators, Maintainers, Abettors, Fautors, and from Rome or Counsellors, shall be put out of the King's protection, and their Lands and elsewhere. Tenements, Goods and Chattels, forfeit to our Lord the King; and that

they be attached by their bodies, if they may be found, and brought before the King and his Council, there to answer to the cases aforesaid, or that Process be made against them by Præmunire facias, in manner as it is ordained in other Statutes of Provisors, and other which do sue in any other Court in derogation of the regality of our Lord the King.

( No. XIII. ] (A.) 2 Henry IV. c. 3.- If any do accept a

Provision granted by the Pope to a religious Person to be exempt from Obedience, he shall be within the danger of

the Statute of Provisors. (B.) 2 Henry IV. c. 4.—The Penalties for purchasing of

Bulls to be discharged of Tithes. (B. a.) 2 Henry IV. c. 15.-The Orthodoxy of the Faith of

the Church of England asserted, and Provision made against the Oppugners of the same, with the Punishment

of Hereticks. (C.) 4 Henry IV. c. 17.-Infants are not to be received into

the Order of Friars without the consent of their Parents, &c.

[No. XIV.) 7 Henry IV. c. 6.- The Penalty of him

which purchaseth a Bull to be discharged of Tithes.

[ No. XV. ] 7 Henry IV. c. 8.-No Provision, Licence,

or Pardon shall be granted of a Benefice full of an Incumbent.

[ No. XVI. ] 9 Henry IV. c. 9.-Elections to spiritual

Promotions shall be free, and not interrupted by the Pope or the King

[ No. XVII. ] 9 Henry IV. c. 10.-A Pardon granted by

the King to all that have purchased Provisions, or Translations to Archbishopricks, Bishopricks, &c.

[ No. XVIII. ] 2 Henry V. c. 7.— The intent of the He

reticks called Lollards. Magistrates shall assist the Ordinaries in extirpating Heresies and punishing Hereticks. Penalty on Hereticks convict.

[ No. XIX. ] 3 Henry V. stat. 2. c. 4.-All Provisions, No. XIX.

Licences, and Pardons of a Benefice full of an Incumbent 3 Henry V. shall be void.

st. 2. c. 4.

[ No. XX. ] 21 Henry VIII. c. 13.-Spiritual Persons

abridged from having Pluralities of Livings, and from taking of Ferms, &c.

[Inserted Pt. I. CI. II. No. I.]

[ No. XXI. ] 23 Henry VIII. c. 9.-An Act that no

Person shall be cited out of the Diocess where he or she dwelleth, except in certain Cases.

[Inserted Pt. IV. Cl. XXV. No. 13.]

[ No. XXII. ] 23 Henry VIII. c. 20.–An Act concerning

the restraint of Payment of Annates to the See of Rome.*

* This Act, which is not printed in the ments claimed on the consecration of ArchStatutes at large, or referred to in the Table bishops and Bishops, which by the Act were of Contents, but is contained in the Appen- limited to Five per Cent. upon the annual dix of Runnington's Edition, may be con- value of the See, upon pain of forfeiture of sidered as the first step taken with the intent Goods, and the temporal possession of the of effecting an actual separation from the Bishoprick during life. See of Rome. Annates were certain Pay

[ No. XXIII. ] 24 Henry VIII. c. 12.-For the Restraint of Appeals.

(Inserted Pt. IV. CI. XXIV. No. XIV.]

[ No. XXIV.) 25 Henry VIII. c. 14.-A Repeal of the

Statute of 2 H. 4. c. 15, and a Confirmation of the Statutes of 5 R. 2. st. 2. c. 5, and 2 H. 5. st. 1. c. 7, touching the Punishment of Hereticks. Sheriffs in their Turns, and Stewards in their Leets, Rapes and Wapentakes, shall have authority to inquire of Hereticks; and every such Presentment made in any Turn, Leet, &c. concerning Hereticks, shall be certified to the Ordinary. Every Person presented or indicted of any Heresy, or duly accused by two lawful Witnesses, may be cited, arrested, or taken by an Ordinary, or other of the King's Subjects, and committed to the Ordinary, to answer in open Court, and being convict, shall abjure his Heresies, and refusing so to do, or falling into relapse, shall be burned in an open Place for example of others.

[ No. XXV. ] 25 Henry VIII. c. 19.—The Submission of the Clergy and Restraint of Appeals.

[Inserted Pt. IV. CI. XXIV. No. XV.]

No. XXVI. [ No. XXVI.] 25 Henry VIII. c. 20.-An Act for the 25 H. VIII. Non-payment of First-fruits to the Bishop of Rome. c. 20.

[ No. XXVII. ] 25 Henry VIII. c. 21.–The Act concern

ing Petér-pence and Dispensations.

[ No. XXVIII. ] 26 Henry VIII. c. 1.- The King's Grace

to be authorized Supreme Head.

[ No. XXIX. ] 26 Henry VIII. c. 3.- The Bill for the

First-fruits, with the yearly Pensions to the King.

[ No. XXX. ] 27 Henry VIII. c. 28.-All Monasteries

given to the King, which have not Lands above two hundred Pounds by the Year.

[ No. XXXI. ] 28 Henry VIII. c. 16.-A Provision for

Dispensations and Licences heretofore obtained from the
See of Rome.

[ No. XXXII. ] 31 Henry VIII. c. 15.-An Act for Dis

solution of Monasteries and Abbies. *

[ No. XXXIII. ] 31 Henry VIII. c. 14.-An Act for

Abolishing Diversity of Opinions in certain Articles concerning Christian Religion.

[ No. XXXIV.] 34 and 35 Henry VIIl. c. 1.-Recourse

must be had to the Catholic and Apostolic Church for the Decision of Controversies; and therefore all Books of the Old and New Testament in English, being of Tindals false Translation, or comprising any matter of Christian Religion, Articles of the Faith, or holy Scripture, contrary to the Doctrine set forth sithence Anno Dom. 1540, or to be set forth by the King, shall be abolished. No Printer or Bookseller shall utter any of the aforesaid Books. No Person shall Play in Enterlude, sing or rhime, contrary to the said Doctrine. No Person shall retain any English Books or Writings concerning matter against the holy and blessed Sacrament of the Altar, or for the Maintenance of Anabaptists, or other Books abolished by the King's Proclamation. There shall be no Annotations or Preambles in Bibles or New Testaments in English. The Bible shall not be read in English in any Church. No Women or Artificers, Prentices, ` Journeymen, Servingmen of the

* Part of this Act given in Vol. II.

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c. 1.

degree of Yeomen or under, Husbandmen, nor Labourers, No.XXXIV. shall read the New Testament in English. Nothing shall 34 and 35. be taught or maintained contrary to the King's instruc- Henry VIII. tions. And if any spiritual Person preach, teach, or maintain any thing contrary to the King's instructions or determinations, made or to be made, and shall be thereof convict, he shall for his first Offence recant, for his second abjure and bear a Faggot, and for his third shall be adjudged an Heretick, and be burned and lose all his Goods and Chattels.

[ No. XXXV. ] i Edward VI. c. 1.-An Act against such

as shall unreverently speak against the Sacrament of the
Altar, and of the Receiving thereof under both kinds.
[VI, The Defendant may try his innocency by Witnesses.]

ĪVII. The blessed Sacrament shall be delivered unto the People under both kinds of Bread and Wine.-The usage of other Churches not condemned,]

[ No. XXXVI. ] 2 and 3 Edward VI. c. 1.–An Act for

Uniformity of Service and Adninistration of the Sacraments throughout the Realm.

[ No. XXXVII.] 3 and 4 Edward VI. c. 10.-An Act

for the abolishing and putting away of divers Books and Images.

[ No. XXXVIII.] 5 and 6 Edward VI. c. 1.-An Act for

the Uniformity of Service and Administration of Sacraments throughout the Realm.

[ No. XXXIX. ] 5 and 6 Edward VI. c. 3.-An Act for

the keeping Holidays and Fasting Days.

[ No. XL.) i Mary sess. 2. c. 2.-A Repeal of the stat.

of' i Ed 6. c. 1, made against such as shall speak unreve-
rently of the Body and Blood of Christ, and of the stat.
1 Ed. 6. c. 2, touching the Election of Bishops, and the
stat. of 2 Ed. 6. c. 1, concerning the Uniformity of Ser-
vice, and Administration of the Sacraments, and of the
stat of 2 and 3 Ed. 6. c. 21, made to take away all positive
Laws ordained against the Marriage of Priests, and of the
stat. of 3 and 4 Ed. 6. c. 10, made for the Abolishing of
divers Books and Images, and of the stat. of 3 and 4 Ed. 6.
c. 12, made for the Ordering of Ecclesiastical Ministers,
and of the stat. of 5 and 6 Ed. 1. c. 1, made for the Uni-
formity of Common Prayer and Administration of the
Sacraments, and of the stat. of 5 and 6 Ed. 6. c. 3, made for
the keeping of Holy-days and Fasting-days, and of the stata

No. XL.

1 Mary, sess. 2. c. 2.

of 5 and 6 Ed. 6. c. 12, touching the Marriage of Priests and Legitimation of their Children. All such Divine Service and Administration of Sacraments as were most commonly used in England in the last year of Hen. S, shall be used thorow the Realm, after the 20th Day of December, Anno Dom. 1553, and no other Kind of Service nor Administration of Sacraments. 1 El. c. 2. Repealed by 1 Ja. 1. c. 25. § 48.

[ No. XL. a. ] 1 and 2 Philip and Mary, c. 8.-An Act

repealing all Articles and Provisions made against the See Apostolick of Rome, since the twentieth year of King Henry the Eighth, and for the Establishment of all Spiritual and Ecclesiastical Possessions and Hereditaments conveyed to the Laity.

[ No. XLI. ] i Elizabeth c. 1.-An Act to restore to the

Crown the ancient Jurisdiction over the Estate Ecclesiastical and Spiritual, and abolishing all foreign Powers repugnant to the same.

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[ No. XLII.] i Elizabeth c. 2.-An Act for the Uniform

ity of Common Prayer and Service in the Church, and

Administration of the Sacraments. 1 Eliz, c. 2.

WHERE at the death of our late Sovereign Lord King Edward the

Sixth there remained one uniform Order of Common Service and Prayer, and of the administration of Sacraments, Rites and Cere- monies in the Church of England, which was set forth in one book, intituled, The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies in the Church of England;

authorized by Act of Parliament holden in the fifth and sixth years Stat. 5 and 6. of our said late Sovereign Lord King Edward the Sixth, intituled, An Ed. 6.c..1. Act for the Uniformity of Common Prayer, and Administration of the

Sacraments; the which was repealed and taken away by Act of ParliaA Repeal of "ment in the first year of the reign of our late Sovereign Lady Queen the St. of 1 M. Mary, to the great decay of the due honour of God, and discomfort to sess, 2. c. 2.

“the professors of the truth of Christ's religion:' And the Book

II. Be it therefore enacted by the authority of this present Parliament, of Common That the said Estatute of Repeal, and every thing therein contained, only Prayer shall concerning the said Book, and the Service, administration of the Sacrabe of Effect. ments, Rites and Ceremonies, contained or appointed in or by the said

Book, shall be void and of none effect, from and after the Feast of the Nativity of St. John Baptist next coming; And that the said Book, with the Order of Service, and of the administration of Sacraments, Rites and Ceremonies, with the alterations and additions therein added and appointed by this Estatute, shall stand and be, from and after the said Feast of the Nativity of St. John Baptist, in full force and effect, according to the tenor and effect of this Estatute; any thing in the aforesaid Estatute

of Repeal to the contrary notwithstanding. The Book of III. And further be it enacted by the Queen's Highness, with the assent Common of the Lords and Commons in this present Parliament assembled, and by Prayer shall the authority of the same, That all and singular Ministers in any Cathedral be used, or Parish Church, or other place within this Realm of England, Wales,

and the Marches of the same, or other the Queen's Dominions, shall from


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