William Prynne is tried in the Court of Star Chamber for publishing criticism of Laud's ecclesiastical policy. The sentences of mutilation against Prynne and also against the Puritans Henry Burton and John Bastwick provoke a public outcry.
Editors. "Trial of Burton, Bastwicke and Prynne". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2011
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