Talk:First Succession Act

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We are undergraduate students from SUNY New Paltz and will be editing this page within the next few days for our English Literature class. We are using scholarly sources, such as The Columbia Companion to British History, The Dictionary of National Biography, and other books that we found in our school's library. A more formal bibliography will be posted with our revised entry. This is our first time editing a Wikipedia page, so if you have any questions or problems with our edits please refer to either us or our professor: RedCKnight. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 4macs (talkcontribs) 20:39, 5 October 2010 (UTC)


25 Hen. 8 c.22 is the "Succession to the Crown Act 1533", according to the Chronological Table of the Statutes. I'll move the page to comply. Shimgray | talk | 23:33, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

As this seems to call the date into question, I've stripped it out. Shimgray | talk | 23:42, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

Gave Mary back the right to rule?[edit]

The last lines of this article currently read: "Because of Anne Boleyn’s execution, Elizabeth I, daughter of Anne Boleyn, and rightful successor to the throne under the First Succession Act 1533, was then declared illegitimate and unfit to rule England. This endowed Mary I, the daughter of Catherine of Aragon, the right to rule again, which completely reversed the First Succession Act."

I'm assuming "this" refers to the Second Succession Act of 1536, but how did this give Mary the right to rule again? I think this needs to be reworded to either remove the statement about Mary's right to rule being restored, or to refer to the Third Succession Act of 1543, which was the Act in which Mary and Elizabeth were both replaced in the succession.

Ideas? — Preceding unsigned comment added by History Lunatic (talkcontribs) 02:17, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

DNB reference[edit]

If someone could drop me a line about where exactly the Dictionary of National Biography reference is intended to be, I'll do something about a link. Charles Matthews (talk) 09:41, 6 April 2013 (UTC)