Important update on Pistol’s question: “Where do you get this "dictated by law" stuff?”
The real question should be: where did Tom Reedy get this “dictated by law stuff”? It turns out that it originated with him. See Tom Reedy’s edit on 05:00, 15 July 2007, where he inserted, “by royal edict the curriculum was standardized across the nation.” http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=William_Shakespeare&diff=prev&oldid=144738051
No matter how you play with the wording, you won’t find that in either of his sources (Baldwin and Cressy). Neither claim that there was a “curriculum” standardized by “law” or “edict” or “unjunction” or anything of that sort. So, it turns out that the “source” for that “dictated by law stuff” was none other than Tom Reedy.
Word of advice Tom: you need to change the citation to “Reedy”. Are you a "reliable source"?
In Tom's defense, his misreading
of Baldwin and Cressy is not unusual for a Stratfordian.