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1715 Riot Act

“An act for preventing tumults and riotous assemblies, and for the more speedy and effectual punishing the rioters. Whereas of late many rebellious riots and tumults have been in divers parts of this kingdom, to the disturbance of the publick peace, and the endangering of his Majesty’s person and government, and the same are yet continued and fomented by persons disaffected to his Majesty, presuming so to do, for that the punishments provided by the laws now in being are not adequate to such heinous offences” *

Introduced and passed in 1714 came into effect 1st August 1715.

*https://gutenberg.org/files/8142/8142-h/8142-h.htm