Thursday, July 7, 2016
The ancient role of the Star Chamber to try special cases circumvented the jury trial process. In the lead up to the English Civil War this became controversial. It became a means of securing convictions rather than justice.
For more information on <i>The Star Chamber’s Power in Past Reigns</i> here is an installment from The End of the Star Chamber by Henry Hallam: http://dld.bz/eF88N
Don't forget The Basic History Library (free). ------------->