By Charles Henry Cooper
Charles Henry Cooper charted over part a millennium of lifestyles at Cambridge within the 5 volumes of Annals of Cambridge. Cooper practised as a solicitor in Cambridge, and was once additionally city clerk from 1849 until eventually his dying in 1866. He used to be a willing historian and dedicated loads of time to archival examine, fairly into neighborhood historical past. Drawing on broad private and non-private files, together with petitions, city treasurers' debts, recovery documents, dying certificate, felony articles and letters to ruling royalty, Cooper compiled a accomplished chronological background of Cambridge, documenting the 'city of students' via its tumultuous political and non secular becoming pains. It used to be released in components, within the face of substantial competition from the collage gurus, yet was once ultimately acclaimed as an authoritative account. This moment quantity, released in 1843, covers the Elizabethan interval, from 1546-1601, and contains the founding of the collage Press.
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