Anno XIII Reginae Elizabethe At the Parliament Begunne and Holden...
Acts of Elizabeth I [Great Britain]. Elizabeth I [1533-1603], Queen of England. Anno. XIII. Reginae Elizabethe. At the Parliament Begunne and Holden at Westminster the Seconde of April, In the .XIII. Yere of the Raigne of Our Most Gratious Soveraigne Lady Elizabeth, By the Grace of God, Of Englande, Fraunce, And Ireland Queene, Defendour of the Fayth. &c. And There Continued Untyll the Dissolution of the Same. To the Hygh Pleasure of Almightie God, And the Weale Publique of This Realme, Were Enacted as Foloweth. [London: Imprinted...By Newgate market next unto Christes Churche, by Richard Iugge], 1571 [i.e. 1574?].  pp. Folio (10-3/4" x 7-1/4"). Recent quarter calf over marbled boards, endpapers added. Negligible light rubbing to boards, hinges cracked after first and before final leaves, light toning to interior, faint dampstaining, primarily to bottom edge and lower right corner, a few small wormholes through text block, no loss to legibility, light soiling in a few places, brief early annotations to a few pages. $1,500. * Acts of Elizabeth I passed by her fourth parliament during the thirteenth year of her reign. Among the more interesting acts is "An acte whereby certayne offences be made treason," which expanded the definition of treason to include, among other offenses, calling Elizabeth a "heretic, schismatic, tyrant, infidel, or usurper" in writing or speech. The act was passed after the pope declared her illegitimate in 1570 and in the midst of the Ridolfi plot to restore the Catholic Mary, Queen of Scots to the throne. Beale, A Bibliography of Early English Law Books S292. English Short-Title Catalogue S113181.
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