Published by Primary Source Microfilm
The Jacobean Star Chamber Proceedings (STAC 8) have long been recognized as a key source for the history of the reign of James I. This selection of the most important documents in STAC 8 has been assembled under the guidance of the leading authority on the Star Chamber, Dr. J.A. Guy of the University of Bristol, and is designed to reflect all aspects of the Star Chamber's work under James I.
A major feature of the project is that the documents selected have been filmed by subject, rather than class-code, making the material easily accessible in as coherent a form as possible. The subjects chosen are those defined in the Legal History Project of the American Bar Foundation, List and Index to the Proceedings in Star Chamber for the Reign of James I (Chicago, 1975).
These important records of country and gentry politics form a valuable complement to those of court and Parliamentary politics, and are a valuable source for the 17th-century historian.