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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Whip with Six Strings (The).
 
Called “the Bloody Statute.” The religious code of six articles enacted by Convocation and Parliament in the reign of Henry VIII. (1539).   1
 


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