Cambridge Street-Names: Their Origins and Associations by Ronald Gray, Derek Stubbings, Virén Sahai

By Ronald Gray, Derek Stubbings, Virén Sahai

This booklet attracts at the nice wealth of institutions of highway names in Cambridge. it's not a dictionary, however it presents a sequence of entries on such subject matters because the Reformation, George IV and his spouse, twentieth-century British scientists, businessmen, Elizabethan instances, medieval Cambridge, mayors, millers, and developers. It comprises hermits and coal retailers, box marshals and laundresses, martyrs and bombers, unscrupulous politicians and the founding father of a Christian group, Cromwell and Newton, an Anglo-Saxon queen and the discoverer of Uranus--all those who lived in or usually visited Cambridge.

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Others at Cambridge were soon involved in the controversies of Protestant ideas against Catholic ones, inflamed by Henry VIII’s divorce from Catherine of ARAGON (1485–1536), his 31  - first wife, who had failed to bear him a male heir. Hugh LATIMER (c. 1485–1555), a Fellow of Clare, approved of the divorce but suffered for this as well as for his religious beliefs when Catherine’s daughter Mary came to the throne. He was strongly opposed to miraculous images, and popular for his down-to-earth sermons, the most famous being based on the theme of playing cards.

Sir Francis Pemberton, the present owner, is the son of William Warburton WINGATE, a Cambridge doctor; he married Viola Pemberton and perpetuated the name of Wingate in naming the street. The GUNNING family is also closely associated with Cambridge. Peter Gunning (1614–84), Bishop of Ely, a member of several colleges, is said to have written the prayer ‘for all sorts and conditions of men’. His tomb is in Ely Cathedral. Other Gunnings were Fellows of St John’s, as was Henry Gunning (1768–1854), author of the Reminiscences of the University, Town and County of Cambridge from the year 1780.

Yet Iohannes Godeknaue and Iohannes le Whyt, who stole three circlets and chapelets and a piece of green cloth valued at £10, were both sentenced to be hanged. Others pleaded that they were guilty, but were clerks (priests), and were released to await the King’s permission for purgation. One man attested that on 12 April 1334 as he stopped in the angle of a wall at Wimpole to relieve himself, a man hit him on the head with a battle-axe, and was hit in return with a cudgel. The accused was returned to prison to await royal pardon, but died there ‘of natural causes’, as did many others.

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