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Prynne published a pamphlet, Histriomastix (1632) in which he denounced female actors, at the same time Queen Henrietta Maria was participating in a court masque. This was considered an attack on the crown and he was found guilty of sedition, sentenced to have his ears cut off, fined £5000, and sentenced to life imprisonment.

From the description of Proceedings in the Starr Chamber against Mr. Prinne of Lincolnes Inn : for writing a book intituled Histrio Mastix : manuscript, 1635. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612886367

Richard Chambers (1588?-1658) was an East India merchant who opposed the extra-Parliamentary tonnage and poundage levy of 1628, and was tried and condemned in the Star Chamber for refusing to pay the levy by saying that merchants in Turkey "had more encouragement" than merchants in England. He remained imprisoned for six years, and was imprisoned again in 1637 for refusing to pay ship money. He supported the Parliamentarians in the Civil War and held several offices under them in the 1640s, but lost them and was imprisoned by Parliament briefly in the late 1640s. He died impoverished at Hornsey in 1658.

From the description of Legal documents in the trial of Richard Chambers, [1629?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702182322

The Star Chamber was a court existing in England from the 15th century until 1641. It exercised wide civil and criminal jurisdiction.

From the description of Court of Star Chamber selected records, 1580-1632 (inclusive), [microform]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122512791

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creatorOf Essex, Robert Devereux, Earl of, 1566-1601. Copy of articles whereupon Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, was accused in the Star Chamber, November 29, 1599 [manuscript], ca. 1615. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf England and Wales. Court of Star Chamber. Notes in Les tenures de Monsier Littleton, 1572 [manuscript], ca. 1575-1625. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf England and Wales. Court of Star Chamber. Proceedings in the Starr Chamber against Mr. Prinne of Lincolnes Inn : for writing a book intituled Histrio Mastix : manuscript, 1635. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Great Britain. Court of Star Chamber. Star Chamber trial of William Prynne : manuscript, 1633 Jan. 24-1634 Jun. 18. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Hudson, William, d. ca. 1635. A treatise of the High Courte of Starchamber. University of Kansas Archives / MSS / Rare Books, Kenneth Spencer Research Library
referencedIn Cotton, Isaac,. Court of Star Chamber records, 1622, [microform]. Yale University Library
creatorOf Great Britain. Court of Star Chamber. Star Chamber trial of William Prynne : manuscript, 1633 Jan. 24-1634 Jun. 18. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Hudson, William, d. 1635. Treatise of the Courte of Starr Chamber, ca. 1625. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Bacon, Nicholas, Sir, 1509-1579. Copy of speeches made by Sir Nicholas Bacon before Parliament, the Star chamber and elsewhere, 1559-1576 [manuscript], 1600. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Francis ap Rice, fl. 1601. Collection of writings relating to the trial of the Earl of Essex [manuscript], 1601. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf England and Wales. Court of Common Pleas. Law reports of cases in Court of Common Pleas [manuscript], 1600-1603. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626. Collection of charges and speeches (13) : contemporary manuscript copy, 161-?. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Hudson, William, d. 1635. A survey of the Court of Star Chamber, ca. 1625. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Hudson, William, d. 1635. Hudson on the Star Chamber, ca. 1625. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf England and Wales. Court of Star Chamber. Reports of Star Chamber cases [manuscript], 1625-1628. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Moore, Francis, Sir, 1558-1621. Reports of cases in the court of Star Chamber [manuscript], 1596-1619. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Hale, Matthew, Sir, 1609-1676. Manuscript tracts relating to affairs of England, [16--?]. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Lightfoot, John, 1602-1675. Lightfoot's Star Chamber reports, 1624-1640. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf England and Wales. Court of Star Chamber. Expenses of the diet provided for the council in the Star Chamber [manuscript], 1591-1605. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf England and Wales. Court of Star Chamber. Expenses of the diet provided to Court of Star Chamber during Easter term signed by Sir Christopher Hatton and Lord Burghley [manuscript], 1591. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf England and Wales. Court of Star Chamber. Register of cases for the Court of Star Chamber [manuscript], 1631-1641. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf England and Wales. Court of Star Chamber. Information against Sir Robert Cotton and others for spreading A proposition for His Majesty's service ... [manuscript], copy of ca. 1700. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf England and Wales. Court of Star Chamber. Case of Sir John Hollis, ca. 1637. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Rogers, Edward, fl. 17th cent. Trial of Luttrell v. Rogers, 1617. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Egerton, Thomas, Sir, 1540?-1617. Divers cases, speeches and precedents in the High Court of Star Chamber, 1600-1630 [manuscript], ca. 1635. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf England and Wales. Court of Star Chamber. A colleccion of the severall pleas and demurrers of certaine Parliament men committed by our Soueraigne Lord King Charles to the Tower of London att the ending of the Parliament holden att Westminster . . . to an informacion of Sir Roberte Heath, Knt., the kings Attorney Generall, Anno domini 1629 [manuscript], ca. 1629. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626. Collection of copies of documents relating largely to constitutional and legal controversies of 1610-ca. 1621 [manuscript], compiled ca. 1625. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Hudson, William, d. 1635. A treatise on the High Courte of Starrchamber, ca. 1625. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf England and Wales. Court of Star Chamber. Report of speeches made in the Court of Star Chamber about Essex, November 29, 1599 [manuscript], 16th or 17th century? Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Hudson, William, 1577 or 8-1635. Starr Chambers : twenty-sixe consideracons / by Mr. Hudson of Grays Inne ; as is reputed perused by Mr. Holt of Grays Inne who added the marginall notes as is reported. University of Pennsylvania Law Library, Biddle Law Library
referencedIn Hastings family. Hastings family papers : Legal papers, 1329-1863, (bulk 1603-1714). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Barkesdale, Francis. Collection of reports, 1634. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf England and Wales. Court of Star Chamber. Legal documents in the trial of Richard Chambers, [1629?]. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Monteagle, William Parker, Baron, 1574 or 5-1622. Collection of papers relating to William Parker, Baron Morley v. Edmund Skirrow and others [manuscript], 1612-1615. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Turnour, Arthur, d. 1651. Reports of cases in the King's Bench, 1611-1619. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Prynne, William, 1600-1669. Copy of the answer of William Prynne to the Star Chamber, September, 1633 [manuscript], ca. 1633. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf England and Wales. Court of Star Chamber. Star Chamber dinner accounts for two years during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, 1591 and 1595. Indiana University
creatorOf England and Wales. Parliament. Copies of several speeches and passages in the Parliament held at Westminster, February 6, 1625/6-June 9, 1626 [manuscript], compiled ca. 1630. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Dudley, Robert, Sir, 1574-1649. Collection of documents relating to the constitutional controversy of 1628-1629 [manuscript], copied ca. 1630. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Cotton, Robert, Sir, 1571-1631. Star Chamber collection, 1607-1623. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Bacon, Nathaniel, 1593-1660. Miscellanous works of Puritan authors [manuscript], ca. 1638-ca. 1650. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Lambarde, William, 1536-1601. Of the court called Star Chamber [manuscript], 1589. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Fleetwood, William, 1535?-1594. On the history of the Star Chamber [manuscript], 1586/7 February 8. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf England and Wales. Court of Star Chamber. Camera stellata : reportes of the Starrchamber : manuscript, [16--] Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Carleton, George, 1559-1628. Vallengers conviction for libelles in the Starre Chambre [manuscript], 1582 May 16. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf England and Wales. Court of Star Chamber. In Camera Stellata [manuscript], ca. 1615. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Bacon, Nicholas, Sir, 1509-1579. Copy of speeches made by Sir Nicholas Bacon before Parliament, the Star Chamber and elsewhere, 1559-ca. 1580 [manuscript], ca. 1600. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf England and Wales. Court of Star Chamber. Copy of Information against Sir Robert Cotton and others for spreading A proposition for His Majesty's service, November 16, 1629 [manuscript], ca. 1637. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf England and Wales. Court of Star Chamber. Report of speeches made in the Court of Star Chamber about Essex, February 13, 1600/1 [manuscript], 17th century? Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Salisbury, Robert Cecil, Earl of, 1563-1612. Copy of speech in the Star Chamber, February 1601 [manuscript], ca. 1615. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Prynne, William, 1600-1669. Copy of petition from William Prynne, Tower of London, to the Star Chamber, 1637 [manuscript], 17th century. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626. A Discourse concerning the antiquities of the Highe Courte of Starre-Chamber, occasioned by certaine articles made by the attorneys aga[ins]te the Courte and clarke of the same Ano Dom. 1590. and 32 Elisabeth, [ca. 1615-1645]. Yale University, Law School Library
creatorOf Great Britain. Court of Star Chamber. Court of Star Chamber selected records, 1580-1632 (inclusive), [microform]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Hudson, William, d. 1635. Treatise on the Court of Star Chamber, ca. 1635. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
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Gunpowder Plot, 1605--Manuscripts
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Dinners and dining--16th century--Manuscripts
English--Food--Early works to 1800--Manuscripts
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Habeas corpus
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