Portrait of Cambridge

Portrait of Cambridge

The story of Cambridge is one of curious conflict: an unrelenting struggle for independence by a squalid fenland settlement, which entirely changed its purpose as, down the centuries, a great University grew in its midst. Yet it was this unwelcome intruder, seen today as an island of ancient glory in a surge of modern expansion, that makes the City of Cambridge known to the world.

The coming of the "clerks"; the early hostels and colleges; the problem of the King's… (more)

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (October 28, 2011)

Collection: Bloomsbury Reader

Page count: 245 pages

Language: English


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