Editors. "William Prynne loses both his ears as punishment for libel". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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William Prynne loses both his ears as part of his sentence, given by the Star Chamber, on being convicted of libelling the Queen Henrietta Maria in his tract 'Histriomastix'.