For this he was cast into prison, indicted at sessions, bullied and fined.
The attacks on the king were repeated at the trial of the poet Guerra Junqueiro, who was indicted for lese-majeste.
Seven bishops refused, were indicted by James for libel, but acquitted amid the indescribable enthusiasm of the populace.
Several days later Floyd was indicted for malversation in office, but the indictment was overruled on technical grounds.
(4) A person committed to prison for treason or felony shall, if he requires it, in the first week of the next term or the first day of the next session of oyer and terminer, be indicted in that term or session or else admitted to bail, unless it appears on affidavit that the witnesses for the crown are not ready; and if he is not indicted and tried in the second term or session after commitment, or if after trial he is acquitted, he shall be discharged from imprisonment.