From the Crewe Collection: Works by Richard Francis Burton

The explorer Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890) was best known for his travels in Africa, Asia and the Americas.  His observations, which he recorded in numerous books and articles, provided a remarkable insight into the lives and habits of the people he encountered. There are five works by Burton in the Crewe collection, of which two …

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Photograph of the Month: A.S.F. Gow, classicist

This month's photograph shows Andrew Sydenham Farrar Gow (1886–1978). A classical scholar, ASF Gow was elected a Fellow of Trinity College in 1911 but spent the years 1914 to 1925 as the Assistant Master of Eton College. Gow's notable works include editions of Machon, Theocritus and the Greek Anthology. The Gow collection at Trinity College …

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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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