It's a very good question to ask and you'd be surprised how often the "I read it somewhere" is actually just a Chinese Whisper of the real Statutes.
For England your starting point if you want to read the actual Statutes is ...
"Statutes of the Realm"
Vol 1 (1235-1377)
Vol 2 (1377-1504)
Published London : G. Eyre and A. Strahan, 1810-1828.
Not a lightweight read I'm afraid.
You can get a list (but not the text) of the acts from Wikipedia ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ac ... nt_to_1601
Many of the 'classic' prohibitions are repeated through the reigns ... but to give a flavour ...
12 Richard II 
Item, It is accorded and assented, That no servant of Husbandry, or Labourer, nor Servant Artificer, nor Victualler, shall from henceforth bear any [Buckler] Sword, nor Dagger upon Forfeiture of the same, but in the Time of War for Defnce of the Realm of Engand ..... but such Servants and Labourers shall have Bows and Arrows, and use the same the Sundays and Holydays, and leave all playing at Tennis, Football, and other Games called Coits, Dice, Casting of the Stone and other such importune Games; and that the Sheriffs, Mayors, Bailiffs, and Constables, shall have Power to arrest, and shall arrest all Doers against this Statute, and seize the said [Bucklers,] Swords, and Daggers ...
Similar act in 11 Henry IV (1409-10)
Act vs Pattenmakers using Aspe which is needed for Fletchers to make arrows 4 Henry V (1416)
Soldiers only to wear Liveries of Clothing and hats in time of war : 8 Henry VI (1429)
Captains can only dock wages of their soldiers for clothing - 18 Henry VI (1439)
Prohibition about leaving the army without Licence - 18 Henry VI (1439)