Clarendon Code (62 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Editors


Named after Lord Clarendon (1609-74), Charles II’s Lord Chancellor, the term designates the series of statutes enacted by the Restoration government of Charles II to reinstate the Church of England as the official and mandatory religion of the State. See our entries on the Corporation Act (1661),the Act of Uniformity (1662), the Conventicles Act (1664), the Five Mile Act (1665) and the Test …

Editors. "Clarendon Code". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 16 February 2005
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Related Groups

  1. Religious Reform, Protestants, Dissenters