Mutiny: Difference between revisions
Until 1689, mutiny was regulated in [[Kingdom of England|England]] by ''[[Articles of War]]'' instituted by the monarch and effective only in a period of war. In 1689, the first ''[[Mutiny Acts|Mutiny Act]]'' was passed which passed the responsibility to enforce discipline within the military to [[Parliament of the United Kingdom|Parliament]]. The ''Mutiny Act'', altered in 1803, and the ''Articles of War'' defined the nature and punishment of mutiny until the latter were replaced by the ''Army Discipline and Regulation Act'' in 1879. This, in turn, was replaced by the ''[[Army Act'']] in 1881.
Today the [[Armed Forces Act 2006|Army Act 1955]] defines mutiny as follows:<ref>[http://www.statutelaw.gov.uk/content.aspx?LegType=All+Legislation&Year=1955&searchEnacted=0&extentMatchOnly=0&confersPower=0&blanketAmendment=0&sortAlpha=0&TYPE=QS&PageNumber=1&NavFrom=0&parentActiveTextDocId=2675303&ActiveTextDocId=2675343&filesize=4221 Army Act (1955) c.18 - Part II Discipline and Trial and Punishment of Military Offences: Mutiny and insubordination], ''The UK Statute Law Database''.</ref>
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