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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