List of Ordinances and Acts of the Parliament of England, 1642–1660

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This is a list of Ordinances and Acts of the Parliament of England from 1642 to 1660, during the English Civil War and the Interregnum.

As King Charles I of England would not assent to bills from a Parliament at war with him, decrees of Parliament before the Third English Civil War were styled ordinances. [1] The Rump Parliament reverted to using the term "Act" on 6 January 1649 when it passed the Act erecting a High Court of Justice for the trial of the King (when any possibility of reconciliation between King and Parliament was over). All but one subsequent decree were termed Acts through to the end of the interregnum. All of these Ordinances and Acts were considered void after the English Restoration due to their lack of Royal Assent.

1642

1643

1644

January 1644

February 1644

March 1644

April 1644

May 1644

June 1644

July 1644

August 1644

September 1644

October 1644

November 1644

December 1644

1645

1646

January 1646

February 1646

March 1646

April 1646

May 1646

June 1646

July 1646

August 1646

September 1646

October 1646

November 1646

December 1646

1647

1648

1649

1650

1651

1652

1653

1654

1655

1656

1657

1658

No acts passed.

1659

1660

See also

Footnotes

  1. Under the calendar used by Parliament the new year started on 25 March (Old Style) not 1 January (New Style). See the section Differences between the start of the year in the article Old Style and New Style dates for more details.

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References

Notes

  1. Manganiello, Stephen C. (2004). The Concise Encyclopedia of the Revolutions and Wars of England, Scotland, and Ireland, 1639-1660. Scarecrow Press. p. 401. ISBN   978-0-8108-5100-9.
  2. "Full text of the Act erecting a High Court of Justice for the Trial of Charles I January 6, 1649". Adams & Stephens "Select Documents of English Constitutional History". Archived from the original on 30 December 2010. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
  3. "Full text of the Act abolishing the Office of King, 17 March, 1649". Adams & Stephens "Select Documents of English Constitutional History". Archived from the original on 18 June 2010. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
  4. Firth & Rait (1911), pp. 387-389.
  5. Firth & Rait (1911), pp. 403-406.

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