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The Cardinal's College
Thursday, January 18, 2018
The Cardinal’s College: Christ Church, Chapter and Verse, by Christ Church Archivist Ms Judith...
The Cardinal’s College: Christ Church, Chapter and Verse, by Christ Church Archivist Ms Judith Curthoys, is the first complete history of Christ Church since Henry Thompson’s volume back in 1900. Below is a selection of more than 30 illustrations picked from this volume, and captioned so that they can be re-presented here, and give a sense...
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The Manciple's purchases
Monday, January 1, 2018
Document of the month - January 2018 Christ Church Archives, Battels 1577 - 1580, x(1).c.19 ...
Document of the month - January 2018 Christ Church Archives, Battels 1577 - 1580, x(1).c.19 The manciple was the provisioner of meat for a college or an inn of court. Several Oxford and Cambridge colleges still employ manciples, although the role varies from one place to another. Perhaps the most famous is the manciple in Chaucer’s...
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