The act's preamble implies that abjuration had permitted too many people to leave the country.
37) The 1540 act also mandated, however, that sanctuary and abjuration no longer apply to a number of high felonies.
45) Sanctuary and abjuration were clearly not universally hated institutions, but were deemed to have a legitimate role to play in late medieval society.
This is not to deny that some commentators did have fundamental problems with abjuration and permanent sanctuaries.
53) The offences to which abjuration was applicable were curtailed in much the same way, often by the same statutes.
Abjuration probably died out because it was no longer sufficiently attractive to the limited group of offenders to whom it was now available.
Abjuration and permanent places of refuge had long been considered legitimate ways of tempering the severity of the law.
A core component of abjuration -- the use of exile rather than death or imprisonment to purge the community of offenders -- reappeared in various forms throughout the Tudor period.
Previous commentators have sensed some sort of connection between abjuration and transportation.
This, perhaps, provides a further clue to the demise of abjuration in its old form; it did not require the same degree of submission on the part of the offender as did other forms of mercy and mitigation.
While he situates his work within the historiography of crime and justice, he too ties the abrogation of this institution to the steady encroachment of royal authority upon ecclesiastical privilege, and all but ignores abjuration.
3) Abjuration was available only to those whose offences merited death.
8) The Chancery Recorda Files (C 260) contain a few coroners' records as well, but no abjuration records were found for the years under study.