Elizabethan Injunctions, London (1559)

Source: Durham University Library: Arber, E., A Transcript of the Registers of the Company of Stationers of London, 1557-1640, 5 vols. (London: n.p., 1875-94) 1: xxxviii

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Elizabethan Injunctions, London (1559), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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Full title:
Elizabethan Injunctions (Items 6 and 51)

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Abstract:
The commentary describes how, in accordance with the Injunctions, the licensing and censorship of the press was to be carried out, not by the Stationers' Company, but by the Privy Council and Elizabeth's newly established Ecclesiastical Commission (the High Commission). It also details how Elizabeth also continued to rely upon the sporadic use of statutory measures and royal proclamations to respond to seditious or heretical texts. Moreover, it suggests that, in practice, the extent to which the Elizabethan press was subject to regulatory control was much less draconian than has usually been suggested.

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

  • Clegg, C.S., Press Censorship in Elizabethan England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997)


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Year: 1559

Location: London

Language: English

Source: Durham University Library: Arber, E., A Transcript of the Registers of the Company of Stationers of London, 1557-1640, 5 vols. (London: n.p., 1875-94) 1: xxxviii

Persons referred to:
Cawood, John
Elizabeth I
Erasmus
Grindal, Edmund
Heath, Nicholas
Henry VIII
Jugge, Richard
Parker, Matthew

Places referred to:
London

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Institutions referred to:
Church of England
Parliament
Stationers' Company
University of Cambridge
University of Oxford

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Keywords:
Bible, the
Reformation, the
Stationers' Company
book trade
censorship, pre-publication
classics, Greek and Latin
defamation
licensing
religious works

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