The trial of Henry Justice, Esq; for stealing divers books, the goods of the Master, Fellows, and Scholars of Trinity-College, in Cambridge

According to Venn [‘Alumni Cantabrigienses’], Henry Justice was admitted as a pensioner (fee-paying student) age 19 on April 27, 1716; he was called to the Bar on February 10, 1727; and he was Lord of the manor of Rufforth. He became a Fellow-Commoner on September 17, 1734. Justice was tried at the Old Bailey, May …

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Charles I’s copy of the Book of Common Prayer

This copy of the Book of Common Prayer belonged to Charles I.  The covers bear the Royal coat of arms.  It is inscribed on the inside cover in a hand contemporary with the times 'Charles Stuart Rex a book he used to take out of his closett 1648'. Charles insisted upon religious conformity across the …

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The instructive picture book; or, Lessons from the vegetable world

Charlotte M. Yonge, Edinburgh, 1857 (Q.13.32) The text of this educational book on botany is by Charlotte M. Yonge (1823-1901), better known as a novelist.  She had a strongly religious upbringing and spent most of her life in her native village of Otterbourne, near Winchester.  The greater part of the book consists of 31 hand-coloured …

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