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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.Read more
- 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?
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
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
27. Builders and developers
28. Places in Cambridge
30. A poet
32. Churches and saints
33. The High Stewards: unprotected protectors
35. The twentieth century.
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