Clarendon Code


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Clarendon Code

n
(Historical Terms) English history four acts passed by the Cavalier Parliament between 1661 and 1665 to deal with the religious problems of the Restoration
[C17: named after the first Earl of Clarendon, who was not, however, a supporter of the code]
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As a result, he ratified the Clarendon Code excluding the newlyformed nonconformist sects, like Quakers, from public office and outlawed meetings of more than five people.
In "'[N]ew Laws thou see'st impos'd': Milton's Dissenting Angels and the Clarendon Code, 1661-65," Bryan Adams Hampton connects "the politics of nonconformity and dissent in the early 1660s, and the Church of England's programmatic legislation against it through the Clarendon Code" to Milton's depiction of the rebel angels (142).
Topics included are paraphernalia and purpose in Paradise Lost, 1668, 1669; the 1667 Paradise Lost in historical and literary contexts; the royal fashion of Satan and Charles II; Paradise Lost and pleasure gardens in Restoration London; Milton's dissenting angels and the Clarendon Code, 1661-1665; and Plato's Republic in Paradise Lost, 1667.