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Journal of the House of Commons: volume 1: 1547-1629
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'House of Commons Journal Volume 1: 08 May 1559', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 1: 1547-1629 (1802), pp. 61-62. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=1641 Date accessed: 23 November 2014.
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Lunae, 8 Maii
Royal Assent to Bills.
2. 3. Proviso from the Lords for Preservation of Fry of Fish. - Jud'm.
In the Afternoon, the Queen's Majesty sitting in her Royal Seat, the Lords and Commons attendant, Mr. Speaker made a learned Oration; and exhibiting the Bill for the Subsidy, and the Bill of Tonage and Poundage, required, the Queen's Assent might be given to such Bills, passed by both the Houses : Which Oration being praised and answered by the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, the Royal Assent was given to 42 Acts;
and by the Queen's Pleasure this Parliament was dissolved.
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