By Queen Mary Tutor. No. 111 in the Collection of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Quoted by Arber at I, 92.
By the King and Queen, Whereas diverse books filled both with heresy, sedition, and treason, have of late, and be daily brought into this realm out of foreign countries and places beyond the seas, and some also covertly printed within this realm, and cast abroad in sundry parts thereof, whereby not only God is dishonored, but also an encouragement is given to disobey lawful princes and governors. The King and Queen's majesties, for redress hereof, by this their present proclamation, declare and publish to all their subjects that whosoever shall after the proclaiming hereof, be found to have any of the said wicked or seditious books, or finding them, do not forthwith burn the same, without showing or reading the same to any other person, shall in that case be reputed and taken for a rebel, and shall without delay be executed according to the order of marshall law. Given at our manor of Saint James the 6th day of June. God save the King and Queen.