The King's Sole Right over the Militia Act 1661

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The King's Sole Right over the Militia Act 1661 was an Act of the Parliament of England (13 Car. II. c. 6), long title "An Act declaring the sole Right of the Militia to be in King and for the present ordering & disposing the same." Following the English Civil War, this act finally declared that the king alone, as head of the state, was in supreme command of the army and navy for the defence of the realm.

It was repealed, except for part of the preamble, by the Statute Law Revision Act 1863; and in full by the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1969.

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  • Encyclopædia Britannica 1911 Prerogative article.
  • 'Charles II, 1661: An Act declaring the sole Right of the Militia to be in King and for the present ordering & disposing the same.', Statutes of the Realm: volume 5: 1628-80 (1819), pp. 308–09. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=47290. Date accessed: 5 March 2007.
  • Text of Act (go to (H)) at constitution.org