¶ The briefe content of certayne actes of Parliament agaynst thinordinate vse of apparell.

Anno. xxiiii. Henrici. viii.
None shall weare in his apparell any
    • Cloth of Golde syluer, or tincele.
    • Satyn, sylke, or cloth myxt with golde or syluer, nor any Sables.
    Except Erles, and al of superiour degrees and Viscountes, and Barons in theyr doblets & sleuelesse coates.
    • Wollen Cloth made out of the Realm [...]
    • Veluet
      • Crimsin
      • Scarlet or
      • Blewe.
    • Furres.
      • Blacke Ienets.
      • Luzerns
    Except
      • Dukes
      • Marquesses
      • Erles or
      theyr children.
    • Barons & knyghtes of thorder.
    • Veluet in
      • Gownes
      • Coates, or vtter most garments.
    • Furre of Libardes Embroderye
    • Pricking or printyng
      • with golde
      • syluer or
      • sylke.
    Except.
    • Barons sonnes.
    • Knyghtes or
    • mē that may dispend cc. li. by yere
      • Taffata
      • Satyn
      • Damaske or
      • sylke Chamlet in
      his vttermost garmentes.
      • Veluet otherwyse then in Iakectes, dobletes. &c.
      • Furre whereof the kynde groweth not within the Quenes dominions. Except [...]rey [...]e­nets. Bodge.
    Except A man that may dispende one hundred pounde by yere.
Anno. i. et. ii. Philippi et Mariae.
None shall weare any sylke in
  • Hatte, Bonet,
  • Nyghtcap,
  • Gyrdell, Scabbard,
  • Hosen, Shoes,
  • Spurlethers.
Except
  • The sonne and heyre or doughter of a knight or the wyfe of the sayd sonne.
  • A man that may dispende. xx. li. by yere, or is woorth two hundred poundes in goodes.

¶ These be the briefe contentes but of certayne partes of the lawes now remaining in force, to thobseruance whereof her maiestie thynketh best to induce her sub­iectes by thys shorte memoriall, and yet neuerthelesse wisheth that all of inferior estates, shoulde notneglect the rest of the same lawes, leste if they shalbe founde to contemne these orders here mencioned, they maye fele the payne of the rest.

There be certaine other exceptions in the Statutes: as for suche as haue licence by the Quenes Maiestie, or such as shall run in any Iustes, or shall serue in warre, or shal haue apparell geuen thē to be worne by her Maiestis and such like. All whiche are wel to be consydred by them that wyl clayme any priuilege thereby, and that at theyr peryll.

¶ And where there is menciō made of va­lues of yerely liueloodes & goodes, the best accompt therof is to be made by the taxa­tions in this last subsedy, so as if any wil be excused by pretence of hys lyueloode or substaunce, to offende, it is as meete that he aunswere to the Prince in subsedye for that value, as seke defence to breake anye good lawe, wherof her maiestie geueth to all men admonition.

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