Religion Act 1542

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1542 c. 1
Statutes made at Westminster, Anno 34 & 35 Hen VIII. and AnnoDom. 1542-3. Recourse must be had to the Catholick and Apostolick Church for the Decision of Controversies; and therefore all Books of the Old and New Testament inEnglish , being of Tindal's 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 Persons 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 Degree of Yeomen or under, Husbandmen, nor Labourers, shall read the New ...

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