St John’s College Cambridge: A History by Edited by Peter Linehan

St John’s College Cambridge: A History by Edited by Peter Linehan soon to be presented for sale on the excellent BookLovers of Bath web site!

Published: Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 2011, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Facsimiles; List of abbreviations; Frontispiece; Title page vignette; Appendices [6];

From the cover: Within a generation of its foundation on the site of a decayed hospital at the behest of Lady Margaret Beaufort, Englands queen mother, the College of St John the Evangelist had established itself as one of the kingdoms foremost educational establishments: in the words of one notable contemporary, as an university within it selfe indeed. And in the period thereafter the years between 1511 and 1989, the period covered by the present volume -St Johns has continued to provide its fair share of Prime Ministers and other politicians, bishops, Nobel laureates, artists, writers, and sporting heroes, as well as irrigating the rich loam of the nations history in all sorts of other unexpected ways and places.

However, not until the organisation of the Colleges archives and records in the present generation has it been possible to describe in sufficient detail the full story of that progress and adequately to trace the Colleges development and achievements in recent centuries. The present history, the first since the early 1700s to provide a systematic and informed account of the subject, seeks to make good this historical defect. It is published as part of the celebration of the quincentenary of the Colleges foundation.

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XX] 757 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9¾” x 7″.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I captivate you with this splendid selection from my History Individual Organisations catalogue?


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