The Star-Chamber: An Historical Romance, Volume 1

William Harrison AINSWORTH (1805 - 1882)

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

Genre(s): Historical Fiction, Romance

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Three Cranes in the Vintry. Lynne T
00:18:53
Play 02 Sir Giles Mompesson and his Partner. OliverBoliver
00:14:01
Play 03 The French Ordinary. OliverBoliver
00:12:22
Play 04 A Star-Chamber victim. OliverBoliver
00:09:41
Play 05 Jocelyn Mounchensey. OliverBoliver
00:08:49
Play 06 Provocation. OliverBoliver
00:09:14
Play 07 How Lord Roos obtained Sir Francis Mitchell's signature. OliverBoliver
00:07:35
Play 08 Of Lupo Vulp, Captain Bludder, Clement Lanyere, and Sir Giles's other Myrmidons. OliverBoliver
00:09:17
Play 09 The Letters-Patent. OliverBoliver
00:26:37
Play 10 The 'prentices and their leader. OliverBoliver
00:10:24
Play 11 John Wolfe. OliverBoliver
00:10:40
Play 12 The Arrest and the Rescue. OliverBoliver
00:17:49
Play 13 How Jocelyn Mounchensey encountered a masked horseman on Stamford Hill. OliverBoliver
00:21:11
Play 14 The May-Queen and the Puritan's Daughter. OliverBoliver
00:20:31
Play 15 Hugh Calveley. OliverBoliver
00:06:56
Play 16 Of the sign given by the Puritan to the Assemblage. OliverBoliver
00:10:58
Play 17 A rash promise. OliverBoliver
00:09:25
Play 18 How the promise was cancelled. OliverBoliver
00:11:43
Play 19 Theobalds' Palace. OliverBoliver
00:27:02
Play 20 King James the First. OliverBoliver
00:19:25
Play 21 Consequences of the Puritan's warning. OliverBoliver
00:18:10
Play 22 Wife and Mother-in-Law. OliverBoliver
00:18:23
Play 23 The Tress of Hair. OliverBoliver
00:19:51
Play 24 The Fountain Court. OliverBoliver
00:05:59
Play 25 Sir Thomas Lake. Roohi
00:15:49
Play 26 The forged Confession. Roohi
00:20:15
Play 27 The Puritan's Prison. Bill Mosley
00:11:42
Play 28 The Secret. Bill Mosley
00:13:44
Play 29 Luke Hatton. Asia Wilcox
00:23:35