The Treason Act 1429[1] (8 Hen. 6. c. 6) was an Act of the Parliament of England. It made it high treason for a person to threaten to burn someone's house down if they did not leave money in a certain place, and then carry out the threat. It also made it a felony to send a letter demanding money.

Treason Act 1429
Act of Parliament
Long titleIf any threaten by casting of bills to burn a house, if money be not laid in a certain place; and after do burn the house: Such burning of houses shall be adjudged high treason.
Citation8 Hen. 6. c. 6
Royal assent23 February 1430
Commencement22 September 1429
Repealed28 July 1863
Other legislation
Repealed by
Status: Repealed

This category of treason was abolished by the Treason Act 1547. This Act was repealed for England (including Wales) by the Statute Law Revision Act 1863 (26 & 27 Vict. c. 125) and for Ireland by the Statute Law (Ireland) Revision Act 1872 (35 & 36 Vict. c. 98).

See also



  1. ^ Maxwell Walker, David (1988). A Legal History of Scotland. Vol. The sixteenth century.