Stephan Batman and Art of Limning

Stephan Batman (c.1542 - 1584) was a published author and translator who, for much of his career, was the rector of St Mary’s, Newington (Newington Butts). His works include A Christall Glasse of Christian Reformation (1569), The Doome Warning All Men to the Judgemente (1581) and his best-known, Batman uppon Bartholome (1582) based on the …

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Trinity Lends Battle Song to Agincourt Exhibition

The Wren Library’s most famous music manuscript has been loaned to the Musée de l’Armée in Paris, as part of a major exhibition commemorating the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt. The two-metre-long Trinity Carol Roll is a collection of songs and carols including the famous Agincourt Carol. The English defeated the French army on …

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Trinity Admissions

At the start of term all freshers sign the Admission Book. This is a requirement set down in the college ordinances (regulations). At the same time students complete matriculation forms for the University. This is the formal process of enrolment. No admission books of any kind survive before 1560 and records of admissions to the …

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Labours of the Month: October

Sowing was the beginning and end of the agricultural season and was an important charge for the workers responsible. After the soil was loosened with a harrow and subdivided into furrows with a plow, the process of sowing was as follows: "The field to be sown was measured, and the seed was measured into open sacks …

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