Cambridge Street-Names: Their Origins and Associations

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Cambridge University Press, Oct 26, 2000 - History
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This book, first published in 2000, draws on the great wealth of associations of street-names in Cambridge. It is not a dictionary, but it provides a series of entries on such topics as the Reformation, George IV and his wife, twentieth-century British scientists, businessmen, Elizabethan times, medieval Cambridge, mayors, millers, and builders. It includes hermits and coal merchants, field marshals and laundresses, martyrs and bombers, unscrupulous politicians and the founder of a Christian community, Cromwell and Newton, an Anglo-Saxon queen and the discoverer of Uranus - all people who lived in or often visited Cambridge. The ancient Stourbridge fair is included, along with castles and boat-races, sewage pumps and the original Hobson of 'Hobson's Choice'. Who was St Tibb? Where did Dick Turpin hide? Where was the medieval takeaway? Unlike earlier works, this is a history of everybody for everybody.
 

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An entertaining read for Cambridge residents. Some sections relating to the Barnwell Priory appear to have been taken verbatim from A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 2; edited by L.F. Salzman. It was published in 1948.

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Contents

Prehistoric
1
AngloSaxon
4
Medieval
8
Barnwell
20
Town and gown
24
The beginning of the University
26
The Reformation
29
The Renaissance and science
36
Sport
87
Builders and developers
88
Localities in Cambridge
91
Hospitals
95
A poet
97
Mayors
99
Churches and saints
107
unprotected protectors
108

The Civil War
44
The eighteenth century
47
War against Napoleon
55
George IV and his wife
57
The British Empire
64
Coprolite mining
65
Brewers
68
Trams and buses
71
Nineteenthcentury historians antiquaries and lawyers
72
Nineteenthcentury scientists
74
Nineteenthcentury bishops and clergy
80
Architects
83
The Kite area
86
Inclosures
118
The twentieth century
121
Scientists
122
Musical composers
124
The armed services
125
Politicians
127
Landowners farmers and businessmen
128
Clergy
134
Others
135
Plan of street locations
142
Index of streets
145
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