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Submission of the Clergy Act 1533

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Acknowledgment and Petition by the Clergy with respect to ecclesiastical Constitutions, &c.E+W

F1 Where the Kynges humble and obedyent subjectes the Clergy of this Realme of Englond have not only knowledged accordyng to the truthe that the Convocations of the same clergye is always hath byn and ought to be assembled only by the Kynges writt, but also submyttyng theym selfes to the Kynges Majestie hath promysed in verbo Sacerdocii that they wyll never frome hensforthe presume to attempte allege clayme or putt in ure or enacte promulge or execute any newe canons constitucions ordynaunce provynciall or other, or by what soo ever other name they shall be called in the convocacion, onles the Kynges most royall assente and licence may to theyme be had to make promulge and execute the same, and that hys Majestie doo geve hys most Ryall assente and auctorytie in that behalf: . . .

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F1Words omitted as not relevant to unrepealed provisions of the Act

[I.] The Clergy shall not make any Constitutions except in Convocation with the King’s Assent, &c. On Penalty of Fine and Imprisonment. E+W

They ne any of theym from hensforth shall presume to attempte allege clayme or put in ure any constitucions or ordynancis provynciall or Synodalles or any other canons, nor shall enacte promulge or execute any suche canons constitucions or ordynance provynciall, by what soo ever name or names they may be called in theire convocacions in tyme commyng, which alway shalbe assembled by auctorytie of the Kynges wrytte, onles the same Clergie may have the Kynges most Royal assent and lycence to make promulge and execute suche canons constitucions and ordynaunces provynciall or Synodall; uppon payne of every one of the seid Clergie doing contrary to this acte and being therof convyctte to suffer imprysonement and make fyne at the Kynges wyll.

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III No Cannons, &c. shall be enforced contrary to the King’s Prerogative. E+W

Provided alway that no canons constitucions or ordynance shalbe made or put in execucion within this Realme by auorytie of the convocacion of the clergie, which shalbe contraryaunt or repugnant to the Kynges prerogatyve Royall or the customes lawes or statutes of this Realme; any thyng conteyned in this acte to the contrarye herof notwithstondyng.

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