Rebuke to the House of Commons by Elizabeth I

This record of the proceedings in the House of Commons on 24 January 1581 provides an insight into the relationship between Elizabeth I and Parliament. On 21 January the Commons had resolved to have a public fast. To do so was to challenge the queen's exclusive right to make such an order and to ignore her command that the Commons should not interfere in religious matters. Three days later the queen's disapproval was reported to the House, which agreed to apologise to her.
HLRO Manuscript Journal, H.C., vol. 2 (24 January 1580, Old Style calendar; 1581, New Style)

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