The acts imposing fines for recusancy, repealed in 1650, were later executed with great severity.
In July 1603 the fines for recusancy were remitted.
On the 22nd of February 1604 a proclamation was issued banishing priests; on the 28th of November 1604, recusancy fines were demanded from 13 wealthy persons, and on the 10th of February 1605 the penal laws were ordered to be executed.
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