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Jan 23 2012, 13:14:11 16th Century Legislation

I am currently writing a dissertation and am in need of a large amount of legislation dating from 1509 - 1601. I have all the abbreviated listings of the acts that I want to search through, but cant seem to find them anywhere. If anyone could point me in the right direction I would really appreciate it.



Jan 27, 2012 13:06:35

Public acts are published in Statutes of the Realm. Only volumes 5, 6 and 7, which cover a period later than the one you are interested in, are availabe on British History online. However, you may be able to access the other volumes through the Making of the Modern World website (if your university has access). If not, most good university libraries ought to have hard copies.

Most private acts remain unpublished. A lot of this legislation has nevertheless been studied, most notably by David M. Dean, who has written numerous articles and essays on the subject.

Dr. Andrew Thrush

Feb 22, 2012 11:00:14

For Statutes of the Realm try
I'm studying the Treason Act 1351, and for that it details the Act and subsequent amendments,so probably would do the same for later legislation.
It would be a good starting point in any event.



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