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Cambridge Street-Names

Their Origins and Associations

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Cambridge Street-Names by Ronald Gray
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This book 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.
Release date NZ
October 26th, 2000
Contributor
Illustrated by Viren Sahai
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
8 b/w illus.
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
180
Dimensions
138x216x10
ISBN-13
9780521789561
Product ID
1828750

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