Origin of Star Chamber
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We met at the Star-chamber about exchange and release of prisoners.The Diary of John Evelyn, Volume II (of 2)
The decrees of the Star-chamber were taken as the basis of 13 and 14 Car.History of Civilization in England, Vol. 1 of 3
Henry Thomas Buckle
Yet then he oft forgets his journey's end, although he look on the Star-Chamber.
No star-chamber court, no secret inquisition, in this nineteenth century, can ever be made acceptable to the American mind.The Judicial Murder of Mary E. Surratt
David Miller DeWitt
The bonds of many a great baron, the relics of many an abbey, lay pledged for security in the "Star-chamber" of the Jew.Stray Studies from England and Italy
John Richard Greene
late 14c., apartment in the royal palace at Westminster in which members of the king's council sat to exercise jurisdiction 14-15c., it evolved 15c. into a court of criminal jurisdiction, proverbial under James I and Charles I for arbitrary and oppressive proceedings. Abolished 1641. Supposedly so called because gilt stars were painted on the ceiling.