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Injunctions, Royal


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A set of Tudor orders on ecclesiastical affairs, including those of: (1) Henry VIII in 1536 requiring the clergy to observe the anti-Papal laws, abandon various practices, and teach their people the Lord's Prayer, etc., in English; (2) Henry VIII in 1538 providing for the setting up of the Great Bible in all churches; (3) Edward VI in 1547 requiring the provision of the Paraphrases of Erasmus as well as the Bible in all parishes, banning processions, and ordering that the Litany be said or sung in English; (4) Mary in 1554 requiring that married priests be removed or divorced and that clerics ordained ‘after the new sort’ should have ‘that thing which wanted in them before’ supplied; (5) Elizabeth I in 1559 which substantially re-enacted the Injunctions of 1547, with their extreme anti-Romanism toned down, and adding others on how services should be conducted and other matters.

(1) Henry VIII in 1536 requiring the clergy to observe the anti-Papal laws, abandon various practices, and teach their people the Lord's Prayer, etc., in English; (2) Henry VIII in 1538 providing for the setting up of the Great Bible in all churches; (3) Edward VI in 1547 requiring the provision of the Paraphrases of Erasmus as well as the Bible in all parishes, banning processions, and ordering that the Litany be said or sung in English; (4) Mary in 1554 requiring that married priests be removed or divorced and that clerics ordained ‘after the new sort’ should have ‘that thing which wanted in them before’ supplied; (5) Elizabeth I in 1559 which substantially re-enacted the Injunctions of 1547, with their extreme anti-Romanism toned down, and adding others on how services should be conducted and other matters.

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