By-Ways of Cambridge History by Florence Ada Keynes

By Florence Ada Keynes

As an early scholar at Newnham university and for this reason because the spouse of John Neville Keynes, Florence Ada Keynes (n?e Brown), (1861-1958) spent her complete grownup lifestyles dwelling in Cambridge. A favourite public determine, lively in charity paintings and public provider, she turned the 1st lady councillor of town and served as its Mayor in 1932. This captivating little e-book used to be released whilst she used to be 86 years outdated. It screens her extensive wisdom and love of the town of Cambridge, with attractive essays on Barnwell Priory, the historical past of the previous industry move and Conduit and of city making plans and social housing in Cambridge. Keynes tells of recognized personalities from the city's previous, corresponding to the seventeenth-century thinker Damaris Cudworth and the composer Orlando Gibbons, and recounts extra own stories of the adjustments her iteration lived via, making this a necessary checklist of her personal lifestyles.

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But if the Mercians, as the keepers of the Castle and Bridge, were masters of the military position, the more civilized East Anglians held the trading centres. ' 2 The amalgamation of the two centres probably took place very gradually over a long period, as the result of pressure from Danish invasion in the ninth century and of 1 2 Arthur Gray, The Dual Origin of the Town of Cambridge, p. 19. Gray, op. cit. p. 13. The Guildhall & the Market Place later political and economic changes, but there can be no doubt that for the last seven centuries the corporate life of the whole town has been firmly rooted in the plot of ground south of Market Hill.

To have borrowed many thousands in London, had I needed it; but my scruple that I thought it not lawful to give or take use [usury] made the difficulty that I could not borrow in the ordinary way. How it was that the house of Benjamin the Jew became vacant is not recorded. It may have fallen in to the Crown, as in Oxford. By that time, however, the wealth and consequent power of the Jews was decreasing, and they were expelled from Cambridge in 1275. Until that date, they seem to have been allowed to remain in the area between the old All Saints' Church opposite St John's College and the Round Church in Bridge Street, long known as the Old Jewry.

To have borrowed many thousands in London, had I needed it; but my scruple that I thought it not lawful to give or take use [usury] made the difficulty that I could not borrow in the ordinary way. How it was that the house of Benjamin the Jew became vacant is not recorded. It may have fallen in to the Crown, as in Oxford. By that time, however, the wealth and consequent power of the Jews was decreasing, and they were expelled from Cambridge in 1275. Until that date, they seem to have been allowed to remain in the area between the old All Saints' Church opposite St John's College and the Round Church in Bridge Street, long known as the Old Jewry.

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