The Star-Chamber: An Historical Romance, Volume 2

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The second volume of 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. (7 hr 36 min)


Poison 5:39 Read by OliverBoliver
Counter-Poison 13:53 Read by OliverBoliver
Showing that our pleasant vices are made the whips to scourge us 6:18 Read by OliverBoliver
How the forged confession was produced 14:40 Read by OliverBoliver
A visit to Sir Giles Mompresson's habitation near the fleet 19:19 Read by OliverBoliver
Of the wager between the Conde de Gondemar and the Marquis of Buckingham 9:42 Read by OliverBoliver
A Cloud in the Horizon 8:28 Read by OliverBoliver
Whitehall 13:28 Read by OliverBoliver
Prince Charles 8:05 Read by OliverBoliver
The old Palace-Yard of Westminster 13:03 Read by OliverBoliver
The Tilt-Yard 7:13 Read by OliverBoliver
The Tilting Match 8:44 Read by OliverBoliver
The Felon Knight 8:57 Read by OliverBoliver
The private Cabinet of Sir Giles Mompresson 10:25 Read by OliverBoliver
Clement Lanyere's Story 11:59 Read by OliverBoliver
Sir Jocelyn's Rupture with de Gondemar 10:46 Read by OliverBoliver
Disgrace 7:19 Read by Deon Gines
How Sir Jocelyn's Cause was espaoused by the 'prentices 14:24 Read by Deon Gines
A Noble Revenge 10:08 Read by Deon Gines
A Place of Refuge 6:56 Read by Deon Gines
The Arrest 18:01 Read by Deon Gines
The Old Fleet Prison 12:00 Read by Deon Gines
How Sir Jocelyn was brought to the Fleet 8:25 Read by Deon Gines
The Abduction 20:49 Read by Deon Gines
The Stone Coffin 14:07 Read by Deon Gines
A Secret Friend 5:47 Read by Jennifer Borkowski
Showing how Judgment was given by King James in the Star Chamber in the great C… 18:21 Read by Deon Gines
The Two Warrants 11:32 Read by Deon Gines
The Silver Coffer 27:44 Read by Deon Gines
How the Marriage was Interrupted 21:04 Read by Deon Gines
Accusations 39:44 Read by Deon Gines
Judgment 15:09 Read by Deon Gines
Concluding Chapter -- Retribution 34:45 Read by Deon Gines