"The employment of the Book of Common Prayer was made mandatory through England by the Act of Uniformity, passed by Parliament in early 1549. It declared:
"Its passage was controversial . Among the eighteen bishops in the House of Lords during the debates over the act—which succeeded a series of theologically intense debates about the original authorization of the prayer book—eight ended up voting against it. These were largely traditionalist figures, but it should be noted that a particular person’s theology can never be inferred simply from the fact of his or her opposition to a particular version of the Anglican prayer book. As Brian Cummings has commented, “in practice, the Book of Common Prayer seemed to please almost no one. Many Elizabethans were still Catholic at heart, and conformed only reluctantly to a church now bereft of spiritual comfort and external signs. Puritans, on the other hand, mocked even the use of the surplice; rejected the wafer in favor of ordinary bread; objected to the sign of the cross in Baptism, kneeling for Communion, the ring in marriage … and bowing at the name of Jesus.” 2 To this theme we will repeatedly have cause to return.
"Nevertheless, lordly opposition was overcome: Cranmer’s Book of Common Prayer was approved, its uniform employment mandated (`none other or otherwise'), and sanctions for noncompliance specified . Indeed, of the 2,700 words comprising the act, more than 2,000 of them are devoted to the listing of offenses against the new book and the prescribing of punishments for any `obstinate person who willingly would disturb so godly order and quiet in this realm' by refusing to conform. Among ministers, repeat offenses could lead even to life imprisonment.3 The first copies of the book appeared in early March and were quickly adopted by evangelical parishes, and at St. Paul’s Cathedral. On the `feast of Pentecost,' or Whitsunday, June 9, 1549, the Book of Common Prayer and the Act of Uniformity became the law of the king’s whole realm. And then the troubles began."
Jacobs, Alan (2013-09-30). The "Book of Common Prayer": A Biography (Lives of Great Religious Books) (pp. 46-47). Princeton University Press. Kindle Edition.