Editors. "English Parliament draws up severe anti-Catholic legislation". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=15259, accessed 18 December 2014.]
At a meeting of the English Parliament, harsh legislation is passed against Roman Catholics in an 'Act against Reconciliation to Rome'. In order to oblige them to remain obedient to the Queen, fines of 100 marks are imposed for hearing Mass, and £20 per month for non-attendance at church, known as recusancy.
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