Poisoning Act 1530

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Poisoning Act 1530
Act of Parliament
Long titleAn Act for Poisoning.
Citation22 Hen. 8. c. 9
Territorial extent 
Royal assent31 March 1531
Other legislation
Repealed byTreason Act 1547
Relates to
Status: Repealed
Text of statute as originally enacted

The Poisoning Act 1530 (22 Hen. 8. c. 9) was an Act of the Parliament of England.[1] Its long title was "An Act for Poisoning." It made it high treason to murder someone with poison, and instead of the usual punishment for treason (hanging, drawing and quartering) it imposed death by boiling. It was repealed by the Treason Act 1547.[2]

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  1. ^ Tomlins, Thomas Edlyne; Raithby, John (1811). Poisoning Act 1530 [22 Hen. VIII. - A.D. 1530 Chapter IX]. The Statutes at Large, of England and of Great Britain: from Magna Carta to the Union of the Kingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland. Vol. III. London, Great Britain: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan. pp. 88–89. OCLC 15609908 – via Internet Archive.
  2. ^ Commentaries on the Laws of England, Book IV chapter 14, William Blackstone (1st ed., 1869)

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