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Elizabeth Hancockes summoned to answer Elizabeth Troute for defamation of character


Defendant having used words to this effect, that the said Elizabeth Troute "robbed her master at London after the decease of her mystres of all her mystres clothes, and came downe into the countrye, and hyd her heade for the space of halfe a yere, and afterwardes florished abroode in the saide clothes lyke a gentlewoman, but after that she was taken and carryed to London, where the same clothes were recevid agayne by her master without anye punyshement," 36 Elizabeth I