Resistance to Repeal of the Test and Corporation Acts, 1828

  title={Resistance to Repeal of the Test and Corporation Acts, 1828},
  author={G. I. T. Machin},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  pages={115 - 139}
  • G. Machin
  • Published 1 March 1979
  • History, Political Science
  • The Historical Journal
The repeal of the sacramental test in the Corporation and Test Acts seemed far more important in later years than when it was carried. In 1828 the event aroused comparatively little opposition, and it is not much of an exaggeration to say that ‘the repeal took place with amazing smoothness. Hardly a dog barked.’ The practical change made by repeal was scarcely perceptible. Repeal merely confirmed and strengthened the liberty enjoyed under Annual Indemnity Acts, while dissenters still found it… 
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