Some articles on penal laws, law:
... was a champion of the Church of England who favoured strict interpretation of the penal laws against both Catholics and Protestant Nonconformists ... The Duke of York was opposed to Danby's strict enforcement of the penal laws against Catholics, and by April 1675, he had reached out to Shaftesbury to make a truce between them whereby they would be united ... meaning that neither the king nor the bishops could be constrained by the rule of law ...
... rights were denied to Ireland's Catholics by law, following the Glorious Revolution in England and consequent turbulence in Ireland ... The Penal Laws, established first in the 1690s, assured Church of Ireland control of political, economic and religious life ... Although some of the penal laws restricting Catholic access to landed property were repealed between 1778 and 1782 this did not end anti-Catholic agitation and violence ...
... The Penal Laws against Catholics (and also Presbyterians) were renewed in the late 17th and early 18th centuries due to fear of Catholic support for Jacobitism after the Williamite war in Ireland ... Penal Laws against Presbyterians were relaxed by the Toleration Act of 1719, due to their siding with the Jacobites in a 1715 rebellion ... At the time the Penal Laws were in effect, Presbyterians and other non-Conformist Protestants left Ireland and settled in other countries ...
... Debarred by the penal laws from graduating or receiving his medical diploma, he accepted an appointment as surgeon on a trading vessel bound for the Mediterranean ... Bishop Hay's efforts to procure relief for Catholics under the penal laws of the time aroused opposition, and in February 1779, the chapel and house which he had recently built in ... some of the most oppressive of the penal laws were lifted ...
... James advocated repeal of the penal laws in all three of his kingdoms, but refused to allow those dissenters who did not petition for relief to receive it ... In his own words, James expressed indignation that men had the impudence to advocate repeal of the penal laws against Protestants ... its opening in 1685, declaring his wish for new penal laws against refractory Presbyterians and lamented that he was not there in person to promote such a law ...
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“Him the Almighty Power
Hurld headlong flaming from th Ethereal Skie
With hideous ruine and combustion down
To bottomless perdition, there to dwell
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