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Cambridge Street-Names

Cambridge Street-Names
Their Origins and Associations

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  • Date Published: November 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521789561

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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.

    • A short and attractively-written account of the hundreds of curious street-names in the city of Cambridge
    • Offers new snippets of information about a vast array of historical personages, high and low
    • Organised thematically, not alphabetically, in order to focus on certain historical periods or occupational themes
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    • Date Published: November 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521789561
    • length: 180 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.22kg
    • contains: 8 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. What do street-names mean?
    2. How can you tell?
    3. Prehistoric
    4. Roman
    5. Anglo-Saxon
    6. Medieval
    7. Barnwell
    8. Town and gown
    9. The beginning of the university
    10. The Reformation
    11. The Renaissance and science
    12. The Civil War
    13. The eighteenth century
    14. War against Napoleon
    15. George IV and his wife
    16. Queen Victoria's reign
    17. The British Empire
    18. Coprolite mining
    19. Coal, corn and iron
    20. Brewers
    21. Trams and buses
    22. Nineteenth-century historians, antiquaries and lawyers
    23. Nineteenth-century scientists
    24. Nineteeth-century bishops and clergy
    25. The 'Kite' area
    26. Sport
    27. Builders and developers
    28. Places in Cambridge
    29. Hospitals
    30. A poet
    31. Mayors
    32. Churches and saints
    33. The High Stewards: unprotected protectors
    34. Inclosures
    35. The twentieth century.

  • Authors

    Ronald Gray, University of Cambridge

    Derek Stubbings

    Illustrated by

    Virén Sahai

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