The Star-Chamber: An Historical Romance, Volume 2

William Harrison AINSWORTH (1805 - 1882)

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.

Genre(s): Romance

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Poison OliverBoliver
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Play 02 Counter-Poison OliverBoliver
00:13:53
Play 03 Showing that our pleasant vices are made the whips to scourge us OliverBoliver
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Play 04 How the forged confession was produced OliverBoliver
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Play 05 A visit to Sir Giles Mompresson's habitation near the fleet OliverBoliver
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Play 06 Of the wager between the Conde de Gondemar and the Marquis of Buckingham OliverBoliver
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Play 07 A Cloud in the Horizon OliverBoliver
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Play 08 Whitehall OliverBoliver
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Play 09 Prince Charles OliverBoliver
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Play 10 The old Palace-Yard of Westminster OliverBoliver
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Play 11 The Tilt-Yard OliverBoliver
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Play 12 The Tilting Match OliverBoliver
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Play 13 The Felon Knight OliverBoliver
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Play 14 The private Cabinet of Sir Giles Mompresson OliverBoliver
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Play 15 Clement Lanyere's Story OliverBoliver
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Play 16 Sir Jocelyn's Rupture with de Gondemar OliverBoliver
00:10:46
Play 17 Disgrace deongines
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Play 18 How Sir Jocelyn's Cause was espaoused by the 'prentices deongines
00:14:24
Play 19 A Noble Revenge deongines
00:10:08
Play 20 A Place of Refuge deongines
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Play 21 The Arrest deongines
00:18:01
Play 22 The Old Fleet Prison deongines
00:12:00
Play 23 How Sir Jocelyn was brought to the Fleet deongines
00:08:25
Play 24 The Abduction deongines
00:20:49
Play 25 The Stone Coffin deongines
00:14:07
Play 26 A Secret Friend Jennifer Borkowski
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Play 27 Showing how Judgment was given by King James in the Star Chamber in the great Cause of the Countess of Exeter against Sir Thomas and Lady Lake deongines
00:18:21
Play 28 The Two Warrants deongines
00:11:32
Play 29 The Silver Coffer deongines
00:27:44
Play 30 How the Marriage was Interrupted deongines
00:21:04
Play 31 Accusations deongines
00:39:44
Play 32 Judgment deongines
00:15:09
Play 33 Concluding Chapter -- Retribution deongines
00:34:45