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St John's College Cambridge: A History

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Title:St John's College Cambridge: A History
Price:GBP£35.00 (about USD$43.50)
ISBN:9781843836087
Book ID:B009-3333
Quantity:1
Publisher:The Boydell Press, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2011
Edition:First Edition
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Fine Condition
Dust Jacket:Near Fine
The Boydell Press, 2011, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Fine Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, First Edition

Within a generation of its foundation on the site of a decayed hospital at the behest of Lady Margaret Beaufort, England's queen mother, the College of St John the Evangelist had established itself as one of the kingdom's foremost educational establishments: in the words of one notable contemporary, as 'an university within it selfe' indeed. And in the period thereafter - the years between 1511 and 1989, the period covered by the present volume - St John's has continued to provide its fair share of Prime Ministers and other politicians, bishops, Nobel laureates, artists, writers, and sporting heroes, as well as to irrigate the rich loam of the nation's history in all sorts of other unexpected ways and places. However, not until the organisation of the College's archives and records in the present generation has it been possible to describe in sufficient detail the full story of that progress and adequately to trace the College's development and achievements in recent centuries. The present history, the first since the early 1700s to provide a systematic and informed account of the subject, seeks to make good this historical defect. It is published as part of the celebration of the quincentenary of the College's foundation. Size: Large Octavo. 757 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. in archive acetate film protection. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Gilt titles spine & gilt college arms to front cover. small repaired closed split to dust jacket edge. maroon cloth covers; illustrated by colour & b/w. photo's., maps, graphs & drawings. Includes appendices, bibliography & indexes to college & members. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Genealogy & Local History; Cambridge University; History; Cambridge Colleges; England; Education. ISBN: 1843836084. ISBN/EAN: 9781843836087. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3333.
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