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The Gaol Delivery Roll is the earliest Cambridgeshire roll for which there is also a Kalendar. It has been printed in full in Latin with summaries in English. Sections of other relevant texts are transcribed in the Appendixes. The Roll deals with records of serious crimes such as burglary and homicide carrying the death penalty. Introduction (29 pp.), text ( 53 pp.), index of persons and places, index of subjects.

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A transcription of Harleian Manuscript 6599, a volume in 133 folios, containing 216 documents relating mostly to militia matters. With details of the funding, selection, payment, training and equipment of the Elizabethan militia raised to serve in the late sixteenth century wars. Also invaluable for anyone interested in the interaction of central and local government in early modern England. Introduction 49 pp. Documents 210 pp. Index.

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The earliest surviving roll of a long series for the Bishop of Ely’s manor of Downham. It contains a wealth of detail about the people and working of this fenland manor manor. The roll is of legal interest, provising insight into the procedure of the manorial court and leet at a time when this was developing rapidly.
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A contribution to contemporary debates from the perspective of a Cambridgeshire smallholder, revealing much about the realities of rural society. Also included is most of Robert Masters' Short Account of Waterbeach (1795).
Introduction, texts, four appendices and index to A Peasant’s Voice.

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A prime source for agricultural and social history these accounts detail the writer's farming activities and household expenditure in the late 17th century. Further volumes of the accounts have been discovered since this volume was transcribed and published.
Introduction, glossary, index of persons and places, index of subjects.

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THE SOCIETY'S VOLUME FOR 2008.
A full calender of this important document for medieval Cambridge, with transcriptions of the more unusual documents. The documents of this important institution in medieval Cambridge contain much information valuable for the history of the town and surrounding villages.

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This is a striking portrait of Cambridge in the Second World War taken from the diaries of Jack Overhill, a committed pacifist, but a detailed reporter of daily life in wartime. This book contains the entries for 1939 to 1945 from the gigantic diary, which Jack Overhill began in 1932 when he was 29, and ended shortly before his death in 1989.

Peter Searby was a lecturer at the University until 1994. He became fascintated by the diaries compiled by civilians on the Home Front during World War II and has also edited a Home Front diary for Norfolk Records Society.

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The text of the Return for 1664, which is a revision of the return for 1662 with many comments, removals, new entries.
Lists householders in every parish, how much they paid, and the number of hearths taxed, which provides an indication of the size of houses across 17th century Cambridgeshire. Introduction, maps and appendices (120 pp.) text and index (385 pp.)
Published jointly by the British Records Society and the Cambridgeshire Records Society.

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A description of the portraits with a discussion of their history, and brief biographical details of the sitters.
Catalogue, 13 plates and index.

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700 pages of diary, plus indexes of people and subjects. They are offered at less than half the original published price.

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Facsimile of the original manuscript survey which gives a uniquely detailed portrait of the early eighteenth century town at a time of transition, with maps, line drawings of many of the principal buildings and an account of the town's history and leading families. Introduction (including a transcript of a Survey of Town Lands in 1673) 73 pp. Facsimile of Pettis Volume pages i-iii, 1-101, plus 21 pages of maps.

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A detailed survey by the celebrated Elizabethan surveyor which provides a remarkable picture of the open fields of a midland village. With 5 plates and a plan.

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William Frend was a Cambridge mathematician and economist who was banished from the university for his radical views. These letters from his friends give news and views about local events in Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire, but also reflect the deep division over national issues during the Napoleonic Wars.

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Religious Life in Mid-19th Century Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire: The Returns for the 1851 Census of Religious Worship, edited by David M Thompson - Click for large image
Religious Life in Mid-19th Century Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire: The Returns for the 1851 Census of Religious Worship, edited by David M Thompson; 288pp.
2015; ISBN 978 0 904323 23 8
A detailed account of religious life in the mid-19th century, with the extent and geographical range of dissent and adherence to the traditional Anglican faith

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Joseph Romilly, the University Registrary, wittily and vividly records the unreformed university. In the 1840’s he lived with his two unmarried sisters "on the edge of town at 50 Hills Road", and he provides fascinating details of his household and early Victorian Cambridge society.
Illustrated. Index of places and subjects and a plan of Cambridge. (See volume14 for second volume).

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The Society’s second volume of selections from the Cambridge diaries of Joseph Romilly, the University Registrary. He was involved in many of the reforms and changes which occurred in both University and town during this period. A unique insight into mid-nineteenth century Cambridge.
Introduction, text, index of persons, index of subjects and places.

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An intimate record of the administrative and spiritual life of a dissenting church. It also offers insights into the social fabric of this rural area in the eighteenth century. Introduction, text, appendix, index of persons, index of places and dissenting congregations, index of subjects.

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The first published edition of a these frequently quoted accounts from a rural parish, with related wills and a tax return, which illustrate nearly all aspects of parochial life in the half century before the Reformation. Introduction, text, additional wills, glossary, index of persons and places, index of subjects.

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The Ely Coucher Book, 1249–50: The Bishop of Ely’s manors in the Cambridgeshire fenland - Click for large image
The Ely Coucher Book, 1249–50: The Bishop of Ely’s manors in the Cambridgeshire fenland, translated by Edward Miller, edited by Frances Willmoth and Susan Oosthuizen; 270pp., 26 colour illustrations, 1 map. Softcover. 2015; ISBN 978 0 904323 24 5
An unparalleled description of one of the most important episcopal estates in medieval England, allowing the reader the opportunity to step into the undrained medieval fenland landscape and to move among its inhabitants through its villages, their fields and fisheries.

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A compilation of 47 documents illustrating the school's development over six centuries. Introduction, texts, persons and places index, subjects index.

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The 1414 street-by-street survey of Ely is frequently quoted as evidence for the layout of the medieval town. The survey is reproduced in facsimile, with a translation. The book also contains the text, with an english translation, of the Ely section of the bishops' thirteenth century surveys, and the sixteenth century rentals of Ely Priory. The volume will be useful to anyone with an interest in the history and development of the city of Ely, and to students of tenurial organisation and ecclesiastical lordship before the Reformation.

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The first full edition of the latin text of this invaluable fourteenth century terrier of the West Field of the town. The manuscript originally belonged to Corpus Christi College and the layout of the field remained virtually unchanged until enclosure in 1805. Extensive introduction (88 pp.), transcription of the Latin text (55 pp), 6 maps, 5 appendices and index.

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