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 loss of life in 1866. He used to be a prepared historian and dedicated loads of time to archival learn, really into neighborhood background. Drawing on vast private and non-private documents, together with petitions, city treasurers' bills, recovery documents, dying certificate, felony articles and letters to ruling royalty, Cooper compiled a finished chronological background of Cambridge, documenting the 'city of students' via its tumultuous political and non secular turning out to be pains. It used to be released in components, within the face of substantial competition from the college professionals, yet used to be 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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