Reformation, Elizabethan England
I believe the Protestant Reformation started in England under King Henry VIII, who wanted a marriage annulment. This led to a confrontation with the Pope.
Later, Mary was Sovereign and also a Catholic, so some Protestants were persecuted.
Later still, Elizabeth I became Sovereign and instituted the anti-Jesuit acts, 1585 also known as:
27 Elizabeth, Cap. 2 , 27th Regnal Year, chapter 2.
Here’s a link to the text:
Act Against Jesuits and Seminarists,