These stories from the Star Chamber papers, first published in 1958, reveal the real, and sometimes comic, side of the functioning of the Star Chamber. They are valuable both for the ‘real life’ detail they bring to a historical concept, and for the light they throw on accepted historical generalizations.
Table of Contents
1. The Fool of Oxford 2. Cambridge Riots 3. Informing for Profit 4. The Treasurer and the Goldsmith 5. The Quondam of Rievaulx 6. Tithe and Trouble
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