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Star Chamber Stories: Using Criminal Law to Criminal Ends in Early Modern London

By Krista Kesselring; posted 5 April 2018. Murder, conspiracy, illicit sex – the Court of Star Chamber judges heard... • posted 21 days ago

In their own words? Criminal Depositions and the Voices of the Past

By Cassie Watson; posted 17 March 2018. One of the most exciting and enjoyable aspects of being a historian is having the... • posted 40 days ago

Persons under the Law? Medieval Animals Rights

Posted by Sara M. Butler; 19 February 2018. Should animals be seen as persons under the law? At first glance this question... • posted 66 days ago

Star Chamber Stories: Elizabethan Witchcraft, Sorcery, and a Very Troubled Marriage

Posted by Krista Kesselring; 14 February 2018. As noted in my last post, stories from the Court of Star Chamber’s proceedings... • posted 71 days ago