Near Trumpington, indeed, a part of the Via Devana had been carried by the Romans right through the water. In the ix century the province of Cambridge—the Flavia Caesariensis of the Romans—formed part of the Danelagh. Throughout the middle ages, writes Mr. which stretched as far as the Wash”: and no place suffered more from invasion and fire.The Danes completely destroyed it in 870, after the capture of York; and the fortunes of the two cities were again linked two hundred years later when William, fresh from the reduction of the northern capital, turned his steps to Cambridge and made it the centre of his operations against the outstanding isle of Ely.We do not know where Camboricum was, but we no longer identify it with Cambridge. In the time of Bede, and earlier, Grantchester was a desolate ruin, but Grantabridge was a place of some importance at the time of the Domesday survey, and we find that nearly thirty of its four hundred houses were destroyed to make room for William’s castle. The town which is still called Grantabridge in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, in Domesday, and in Henry I.’s Two great Roman roads met near the Castle Mound, the one being the only way across the pathless fens, running from the coast of Norfolk through Ely to Cambridge and thence on to Cirencester and Bath; the other—via Devana—was the great highway (along the site of the present Huntingdon road) which led from Cambridge out of the fen country, stretching from Chester on the north-west to Colchester on the south-east.This road crossed the only high ground in the flat country round Cambridge—the low range of hills called the Gogmagogs and Castle Mound itself.East Anglia has always been a corner of England to itself, not on the direct line to anywhere, and offering very few points of vantage to the statesman or the merchant.
Title: Cambridge Author: Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker Illustrator: William Matthison Release Date: October 2, 2014 [EBook #47019] [Last updated: October 8, 2014] Language: English Character set encoding: UTF-8 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK CAMBRIDGE *** Produced by Chuck Greif and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at (This file was produced from images available at The Internet Archive) making many books there is no end.” When I set about writing this book I was ready to believe that the University had not its fair share of the literary output. The northern schools—legends—the town—the river—the fen monasteries—the school of glomery—the religious orders—the jurisdiction of Ely—the clerk and the religious. Whatever may be true as to the distribution of talent in England later in its history, in the vii and viii centuries our great school was to be found at York, and England’s learned men hailed from the kingdom of Northumbria.
Nevertheless there is room, I hope, for a short book on the present lines. Stewart, the former of whom has been good enough to read portions of the proof sheets of Chapter IV. A.—introduction of written examinations—the tripos. The subjects of study and examination: the trivium and quadrivium—grammar—Aristotle’s logic—rhetoric—the three learned faculties—the doctorate—development in university studies—the development of the mathematical tripos—the senior wrangler—the classical tripos—Greek at Cambridge—the moral sciences tripos—philosophy at Cambridge—the natural sciences tripos—science at Cambridge—the language triposes—lists of the triposes—changing value of the examination tests—the double tripos—present conditions for the B. degree—modern changes in the examinations—standard of the ordinary and honour degree, examples. She had been baptized by Paulinus but her sympathies were with the Scottish Church.
It is, I believe, the first time that a chapter on the women’s colleges has anywhere appeared, and certainly the first time that such a chapter forms part of an account of the University. Minns assistant-librarian, and late fellow, of Pembroke, to Miss M. Kennedy, and to the Mistress of Girton; to the Assistant Keeper of MSS. For any opinions expressed I am, of course, alone responsible. Method of tuition at Cambridge—the lecture—the class—the weekly paper—the professorial chairs—readerships—lectureships—Lambeth degrees—degrees by royal mandate—honorary degrees—the “modern subjects”—and the idea of a university University and college officers:—chancellor and vice-chancellor—the senate—graces—proctors—bedells—the master of a college—the vice-master or president—the fellows—unmarried and married fellows—the combination room—dons’ clubs—‘Hobson’s choice’—the dons of last century—classes of students:—scholar—pensioner—fellow-commoner—sizar—age of scholars—privileges of peers—position of the sizar—college quarters and expenses—‘non-colls’—early discipline—jurisdiction of the university in the town—present discipline:—the proctors—fines—‘halls’—‘chapels’—town lodgings—expulsion—rustication—‘gates’—the tutor—academical dress—cap and gown—the undergraduates’ day—the gyp—the college kitchen—‘hall’—‘wines’—teas—the May term—idleness—rioting—modern studies and tripos entries—athletics—the Union Society—Sunday at Cambridge—scarlet days—academic terms and the long vacation—multiplication of scholarships—class from which the academic population has been drawn and careers of university men:—the Church—the rise of an opulent middle class—the aristocratic era—English conception of the benefits of a university—examples of the classes from which the men have come—recruiting grounds of the university—popularity of colleges—numbers in the colleges—religion at Cambridge—Cambridge politics—university settlement at Camberwell—married dons and future changes Men who owe nothing to a university—40 great Englishmen—Cambridge men: the scientists, the poets, the dramatists, other literary men, the philosophers, the churchmen, lawyers, and physicians, the statesmen. The victory of Wilfrid did not destroy that dual character of English Christianity which accompanied its mind and its liturgy to the last days of the religious domination of Rome in the realm; but through this victory York again entered the hegemony of Latin civilisation, was bound afresh to the overshadowing tradition of Rome, and thenceforth sealed with an European character its schools of learning.
A second destruction at the hands of the Danes occurred in 1010, and in 1088 Cambridge was again devastated with the rest of Cambridgeshire by Robert Curthose.
This, however, led to a vigorous re-instatement of the city by Henry I. time the ferry which had hitherto been “a vagrant ...