Select Statutes and Other Constitutional Documents Illustrative of the Reigns of Elizabeth and James I

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George Walter Prothero
Clarendon Press, 1894 - Constitutional history - 464 pages

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For the restitution of FirstFruits
Act of Subsidy
Eliz cap 1 For the assurance of the Queens power
Eliz cap 1 Against conspiracy to take the Queens castles c
Eliz cap 3 For setting the poor on work
Eliz cap 1 For the gurety of the Queens person
Eliz cap 1 To retain the Queens subjects in obedience
Parliamentary Proceedings
Debate on Monopolies and the Queens message 1601
i Speech of the Lord Keeper 1593
k Message from the Queen 1593
Right of punishment and expulsion of members
Grant of office to a Judge 1584
Military System
Letter to a Bishop for light horse
Duties of a Secretary of Statet
Summons to Convocation 1562
Puritan demands in Convocation 1563
Beginnings of Puritanism 1568 Camden
Bull of excommunication 1570
a Cartwrights propositions 1570
b Charks propositions 1572
Extracts from the First Admonition 1571
The Canons of 1571
a Regulations in the diocese of Peterborough 1571
1 Suppression of Exercises 1574
d The Queens letter against Prophesyings 1577
e Regulations in the diocese of Chester 1585
f Harrison on Prophesyings
The Queens Proclamation against Nonconformists 1573
The Queens Message to Parliament 1576
The Queens Message to the Commons 1581
Whitgifts Articles 1583
Letter of Lord Burghley to Whitgift 1584
Whitgifts reply to Lord Burghley 1584
Petition of the House of Commons for ecclesiastical reform 1584

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