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.
The second volume of a romance with the backdrop of the notorious Star Chamber of the English legal system. 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.
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9 - Star-Chamber, there being not so little an offence against any proclamation, but is liable and subject to the censure of that Court ; and for proclamations and patents, they are become so ordinary that there is no end, every day bringing forth some new project or other.
9 - Star-Chamber, there being not so little an offence against any proclamation, but is liable and subject to the censure of that Court ; and for proclamations and patents, they are become so ordinary that there is no end, every day bringing forth some new project or other
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William Harrison Ainsworth (4 February 1805 – 3 January 1882) was an English historical novelist born at King Street in Manchester. He trained as a lawyer, but the legal profession held no attraction for him. While completing his legal studies in London he met the publisher John Ebers, at that time manager of the King's Theatre, Haymarket. Ebers introduced Ainsworth to literary and dramatic circles, and to his daughter, who became Ainsworth's wife.
The Star-Chamber itself served the king as, in a less degree, it served Sir Giles Mompesson, and others of the same stamp, as a means of increasing his revenue; half the fines mulcted from those who incurred its censure or its punishments being awarded to the crown. Thus nice inquiries were rarely made, unless a public example was needed, when the wrongdoer was compelled to disgorge his plunder.
William Harrison Ainsworth was an English novelist best known for historical fiction. After training to become a lawyer, Ainsworth turned to writing instead and had a long and successful career. History & Fiction. Old Saint Paul's: A Tale of the Plague and the Fire By William Harrison Ainsworth.
William Harrison Ainsworth The Star-Chamber: An Historical Romance, Volume 2. CHAPTER I Poison
William Harrison Ainsworth The Star-Chamber: An Historical Romance, Volume 2. CHAPTER I Poison. The execution of Lady Lake's criminal and vindictive project would not have been long deferred, after the defeat she had sustained from Lord Roos, but for her husband's determined opposition. After a few days, however, thus spent in nursing her daughter, she herself succumbed to a like malady
Стр. 296 - Illustrated with 450 Engravings designed expressly for this work by William Harvey ; executed in the first style of art by the brothers DALZIEL; and printed on a superfine tinted paper by Clay; altogether forming the most correct and beautifully illustrated volume that has appeared on the subject of Natural History in a popular form.
Author: William Harrison Ainsworth
Category: Literature and Fiction
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Publisher: Echo Library (June 30, 2006)
Pages: 288 pages
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