Trinity College, Cambridge University


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Dedications Laetitia-Matilda Hawkins
Her dedication of this book to the Rev. George Townsend of Trinity College, Cambridge , praises his Biblical scholarship. Her preface says that her publisher was willing to risk
Hawkins, Laetitia-Matilda. Devotional Exercises Extracted from Bishop Patrick’s Christian Sacrifice.
the undertaking: apparently at her suggestion.
Education George Gordon, sixth Baron Byron
His education began in earnest with attendance at Aberdeen grammar school, from which, via a small private school in Dulwich, he made the transition to Harrow School and then to Trinity College, Cambridge .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Education Sir Isaac Newton
Newton entered Trinity College, Cambridge in June 1661, in the category of sub-sizar, a poor student who would earn his keep by waiting on others. His mother had wanted to keep him at home to...
Education Abraham Cowley
He was educated at Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge . He later studied at Oxford University for a degree in medicine.
Johnson, Samuel. The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets. C. Bathurst, J. Buckland, W. Strahan, et. al., http://SpCol PR 553 J67 1781.
1: 3-6,11
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Among writing in many genres, his pastorals and odes proved particularly...
Education John Dryden
JD attended Westminster School , whose headmaster at this date was the legendary Richard Busby . When, years later, Dryden published a translation of the third satire of the Latin poet Persius , he reminisced...
Education Edward FitzGerald
EFG attended King Edward VI Grammar School , Bury St Edmunds, and Trinity College, Cambridge . At each he was most deeply involved in the study of English literature, but he remained no more...
Education Alfred Tennyson
AT was initially educated by his father, and then at Trinity College, Cambridge , which he entered in November 1827 (by which time he had already co-published his first volume of poetry, Poems, by Two...
Education William Makepeace Thackeray
Two years after his father died, the small WMT was sent from India to England to begin his education. His mother, who remarried, herself returned to England in 1819. Thackeray was educated at a number...
Employer Deborah Levy
For a while DL both directed and wrote for Man Act in Cardiff (a group set up in Cardiff to explore the concept of masculinity through intensely physical theatre, not to be confused with the...
Employer Sir Isaac Newton
In 1667 he became a Fellow of Trinity (which gave him an income and freedom to pursue his intellectual interests with no prescribed duties, such as teaching) and two years after that Lucasian Professor of...
Employer Sir James George Frazer
Frazer was a classicist and a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge (his own college) when his interest in anthropology and the study of ancient religions was first awakened.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Family and Intimate relationships Dorothy Brett
DB 's father, Reginald Baliol Brett , became the second Viscount Esher after his father 's death in 1899. In his capacity as a peer and courtier, Reginald Regy Brett wore distinguished hats after being...
Family and Intimate relationships Frances Brooke
She may have had a daughter, too, who died young. Jack received his BA from Trinity College , Cambridge in 1780 and an MA in 1783.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
McMullen, Lorraine. An Odd Attempt in a Woman: The Literary Life of Frances Brooke. University of British Columbia Press.
On 4 January 1781 he was ordained as...
Family and Intimate relationships Alice Meynell
AM 's father was Thomas James Thompson , an illegitimate son of a British man, James Thompson , and a Creole woman, Mary Edwards . (Her ethnic roots remain unknown; it is certain she had...
Family and Intimate relationships Lady Colin Campbell
Lord Colin Campbell, born on 8 March 1853 to George Douglas Campbell , eighth duke of Argyll, and his wife, born Lady Elizabeth Leveson-Gower ,
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
under George Douglas Campbell
“The Late Lord Colin Campbell”. The Scotsman, Scotsman Publications, p. 7.
(19 June 1895): 7
was described...


1872: In A History of English Literature William...

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In A History of English LiteratureWilliam Collier , a professor at Trinity College , asserted that all criticism is biographical because it is impossible to separate the author from the book.

15 November 1979: Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher revealed...

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15 November 1979

Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher revealed that Sir Anthony Blunt , distinguished art historian and Master of the Queen's Pictures, had spied for Soviet Russia.


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