William Prynne is tried for libelling Queen Henrietta Maria

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Lawyer and author William Prynne is tried in the Court of Star Chamber for libel. The previous year he had published an attack on theatre entitled 'Histriomastix', which included an condemnation of actresses that appeared to attack the conduct of Queen Henrietta Maria.

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Editors. "William Prynne is tried for libelling Queen Henrietta Maria". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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