Henrician Proclamation, London (1538)

Source: Cambridge University Library: Hughes, P.L. and Larkin, J.F., eds, Tudor Royal Proclamations, Volume 1, (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1964), 270.

Citation:
Henrician Proclamation, London (1538), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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Full title:
A Proclamation Prohibiting Unlicensed Printing of Scripture

Full title original language:
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Abstract:
The commentary describes the background to the Proclamation, in particular the significance of the English Reformation, and Henry VIII's increasing interest in regulating and censuring the press. The commentary suggests that while this early instance of press intervention influenced governmental attitudes to censorship throughout the next 150 years, one of the crucial differences between this and later models of ideological control was that the 1538 Proclamation sought to censure print materials in a manner that was decoupled from the economic ownership and exploitation of such works.

1 Commentary:
commentary_uk_1538

Bibliography:
  • Siebert, F.S., Freedom of the Press in England 1476-1776 (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1965)

  • Hughes, P.L. and Larkin, J.F., eds, Tudor Royal Proclamations, Volume 1, (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1964)

  • Heinze, R.W., The Proclamations of the Tudor Kings, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976)

  • Guy, J., Tudor England (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988)


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Author: Henry VIII (1491-1547)

Publisher: T. Berthelet

Year: 1538

Location: London

Language: English

Source: Cambridge University Library: Hughes, P.L. and Larkin, J.F., eds, Tudor Royal Proclamations, Volume 1, (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1964), 270.

Persons referred to:
Becket, Thomas à
Henry II

Places referred to:
London
Rome

Cases referred to:
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Institutions referred to:
Church of England
Privy Council

Legislation:
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Keywords:
Bible, the
Reformation, the
censorship, pre-publication
defamation
import
licensing, Approbation
licensing, imprimatur
religious works

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