Editors. "All magistrates are to swear loyalty to the King and Church of England". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
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Charles II gives his royal assent to a Corporation Act, by which all magistrates in England and Wales are to take the sacrament according to the Church of England. They are also required to swear an oath of allegiance, to renounce the Covenant, and to declare it treason to carry arms against the King.