By Florence Ada Keynes
As an early scholar at Newnham collage and hence because the spouse of John Neville Keynes, Florence Ada Keynes (n?e Brown), (1861-1958) spent her complete grownup existence residing in Cambridge. A favorite public determine, lively in charity paintings and public carrier, she grew to become the 1st girl councillor of town and served as its Mayor in 1932. This captivating little e-book used to be released while she used to be 86 years previous. It monitors her vast wisdom and love of town of Cambridge, with attractive essays on Barnwell Priory, the historical past of the previous marketplace go and Conduit and of city making plans and social housing in Cambridge. Keynes tells of well-known personalities from the city's prior, reminiscent of the seventeenth-century thinker Damaris Cudworth and the composer Orlando Gibbons, and recounts extra own stories of the alterations her iteration lived via, making this a necessary checklist of her personal lifestyles.
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1 From the steps of this new erection, James II was proclaimed, the Vice-Chancellor and Senior Bedell standing upon the steps, which may have been the original base ofthe old Cross. George III also was proclaimed there, with a procession on horse-back and music. In 1740, when a serious riot took place between the scholars and the Town, a proclamation to restrain the rioters was read from the Market Cross. ed years, having been repaired at considerable cost in 1754, the Corporation 'ordered that the Market Cross be removed to some more convenient place', and appointed a committee 'to consider of a more proper place, if they think a cross necessary'.
The reasons for the appointment are nowhere stated, and it may have had a twofold origin. Cambridge, with its newly acquired status, probably desired the support of an influential patron, such as the University already possessed.
Xxi, § 467. See also N. Denholm Young, Seignorial Administration in England, p. 66. 2 A treatise probably written c. 1290 by a legal authority confined in the Fleet prison. Edited, by Selden, 1647. By-ways of Cambridge History same work as in Bury. 1 The Borough of Cambridge had no Steward of any one of the types described above. At the time of the Domesday Survey it was an ancient 'burg', copyhold of the King, to whom a farm, or fixed sum, was paid annually. This fee was usually assigned to some lady of the royal family, and Cambridge became, therefore, a 'dower town'.
By-Ways of Cambridge History by Florence Ada Keynes