The Star-Chamber: An Historical Romance, Volume 1


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A romance with the backdrop of the notorious Star Chamber of the English legal system. The Chamber began as purely administrative, but gradually took on more of a judicial role, enforcing the monarch's will when the courts could or would not do so. As the mix of fact and fiction unfolds in this tale, the court is beginning to lose favor during the reign of James I as the church once again increased its power, while Parliament's power decreased as the monarch tried to rule without them. - Summary by Lynne Thompson (7 hr 10 min)

Chapters

The Three Cranes in the Vintry. 18:53 Read by Lynne T
Sir Giles Mompesson and his Partner. 14:01 Read by OliverBoliver
The French Ordinary. 12:22 Read by OliverBoliver
A Star-Chamber victim. 9:41 Read by OliverBoliver
Jocelyn Mounchensey. 8:49 Read by OliverBoliver
Provocation. 9:14 Read by OliverBoliver
How Lord Roos obtained Sir Francis Mitchell's signature. 7:35 Read by OliverBoliver
Of Lupo Vulp, Captain Bludder, Clement Lanyere, and Sir Giles's other Myrmidons. 9:17 Read by OliverBoliver
The Letters-Patent. 26:37 Read by OliverBoliver
The 'prentices and their leader. 10:24 Read by OliverBoliver
John Wolfe. 10:40 Read by OliverBoliver
The Arrest and the Rescue. 17:49 Read by OliverBoliver
How Jocelyn Mounchensey encountered a masked horseman on Stamford Hill. 21:11 Read by OliverBoliver
The May-Queen and the Puritan's Daughter. 20:31 Read by OliverBoliver
Hugh Calveley. 6:56 Read by OliverBoliver
Of the sign given by the Puritan to the Assemblage. 10:58 Read by OliverBoliver
A rash promise. 9:25 Read by OliverBoliver
How the promise was cancelled. 11:43 Read by OliverBoliver
Theobalds' Palace. 27:02 Read by OliverBoliver
King James the First. 19:25 Read by OliverBoliver
Consequences of the Puritan's warning. 18:10 Read by OliverBoliver
Wife and Mother-in-Law. 18:23 Read by OliverBoliver
The Tress of Hair. 19:51 Read by OliverBoliver
The Fountain Court. 5:59 Read by OliverBoliver
Sir Thomas Lake. 15:49 Read by Roohi
The forged Confession. 20:15 Read by Roohi
The Puritan's Prison. 11:42 Read by Bill Mosley
The Secret. 13:44 Read by Bill Mosley
Luke Hatton. 23:35 Read by Asia Wilcox