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Overseas service during the Commonwealth
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Document of the month - April 2018 Christ Church Archives, Deanery Papers, DP ii.c.1, f.66 Click...
Document of the month - April 2018 Christ Church Archives, Deanery Papers, DP ii.c.1, f.66 Click the small image on the right to view a large version. George Annesley, the son of Baron Mountnorris, came up to Christ Church in 1647. His father, powerful in Ireland, had had a tempestuous relationship with Thomas Wentworth, Lord Strafford,...
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Almshouse Patent, 1698
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Document of the Month - March 2018 Patent granting John Wilkins a place in the almshouse, 18...
Document of the Month - March 2018 Patent granting John Wilkins a place in the almshouse, 18 March 1698 Christ Church archives lxi.a.6 From the foundation until the late nineteenth century, Christ Church had an almshouse across the road from Tom Gate. Now the lodgings of the master of Pembroke College, the almshouse once accommodated 24...
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Treasury robbery, 1828
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Document of the month - February 2018 Opening up the Treasury strong room to take out the money...
Document of the month - February 2018 Opening up the Treasury strong room to take out the money needed for the day’s business soon after 10am on Monday, 17 February 1828, Edward Goodwin, the deputy Treasurer was greeted by a grim sight. Open in front of him was a chest belonging to one of the canons, broken and empty, the baptismal plate had...
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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, captioned and re-presented here to give a sense of the content of the...
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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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