Act of Supremacy 1534

Act of Parliament acknowledging King Henry VIII as the supreme leader of the Church of England.

Six Acts

Six Acts of Parliament introduced in the aftermath of the 1819 Peterloo Massacre, intended to quash any further protests in support of parliamentary reform.

Education Act 1496

Act of the Scottish Parliament to make education mandatory for the eldest sons of barons and freeholders.

Act of Six Articles 1539

Act of Parliament introduced to curb excessive Protestant reform and to impose religious conformity.

Recusant

Redirected to Act of Uniformity 1558.

Chiltern Hundreds

Stewardship of the Chiltern Hundreds is a procedural device allowing members of parliament to resign before a general election.

Crewe’s Act 1782

Act of Parliament to disenfranchise all government officials involved in the collection or management of statutory duties.