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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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 22 October 2016.]
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