I do swear, that I will defend to the utmost of my power the settlement of property within this realm, as established by the laws : and I do hereby disclaim, disavow, and solemnly abjure, any intention to subvert the present church establishment, as settled... Blackwood's Magazine - Side 4991838Uten tilgangsbegrensning
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...and civil jurisdiction in the United Kingdom, as well as an oath in which Catholics were to disavow "any intention to subvert the present Church Establishment as settled by law." Now Catholics were, however, by law able to hold most offices under the Crown and were given the franchise....