Monday, October 12, 2009

Question from Kaity - Tudor constitutional documents and heresy laws


Hi,
I am doing a project and was wondering if anyone knew anything about the Tudor Constitutional Documents.
I was really wondering about the medieval heresy laws that were re- introduced during Mary's reign and what exactly they were. I know about what they were but I am more interested if anyone knows anything about the wording or what the laws actually stated.

Thanks!



4 Comments:

Blogger kb said...

Hi,

Look for a copy of G.R. Elton's "The Tudor Constitution: Documents and Commentary", Cambridge University Press, 1960.

There might be something useful in "Tudor constitutional Documents A.D. 1485-1603 with an historical commentary" by Joseph Robson Tanner which is available on google books - although I haven't used this text so can not speak to its quality.

Other books which may be of interest....

"Crown and Parliament in Tudor-Stuart England: a documentary constitutional..." by Paul L. Hughes, Robert F. Fries; "The Mid-Tudor polity, c. 1540-1560" by Jennifer Loach, Robert Tittler; and "The English Reformation: religion and cultural adaptation" by Norman Leslie Jones


You might also want to look at books like "Crime in England 1550-1800" by J. S. Cockburn.

There are several more academic books on these subjects. Perhaps the best thing you can do is visit a nearby university library and sift through the table of contents and the index of several titles to identify sections of these books which speak to your project.

October 12, 2009 9:55 PM  
Anonymous Kaity said...

- Thanks a heap- I have tried my school Library- but as I am only just in Senior school it is hard to find those kind of books! I have looked at The Tudor Constitution already but unfortunately the preview does not work up to the page that I need! Thank-you so much kb!

October 12, 2009 11:31 PM  
Anonymous Marilyn R said...

The original legislation in the reign of Henry IV was De Haeretico Comburendo (on the burning of heretics), 1401.
It is Statutes of the Realm, 2:12S-28: 2 Henry IV
and the full text can be found at
http://www.ric.edu/faculty/rpotter/heretico.html

October 13, 2009 3:10 AM  
Blogger kb said...

Kaity -
Can your local public library get them for you on inter-library loan?

Is there a university nearby that you can visit? You can usually get guest privileges which would allow you into the library to study if not to actually check out books.

October 13, 2009 10:17 AM  

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