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The Tripos is the formal examinations of the University of Cambridge. It is commonly divided into two parts, which are taken successively. Hector Munro Chadwick (1870-1947) was professor of Anglo-Saxon at Cambridge University, 1912-1945. Queen Elizabeth visited Cambridge University in August 1564. Sir William Cecil, Secretary of State and Chancellor of the University, requested that a book be compiled of verses composed by members of the University in honour of the visit. Most of the colleges contributed verses, but King's College compiled its own volume. The book was presented to the Queen and returned by her to Cecil. A second volume, detailing college founders, benefactors and members, was prepared, but is now lost.

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Cambridge student's commonplace book

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4138
Scope and Contents

Written in four hands after 1624, 71 folios: (fos 1-66) various ballads, verses, poems and epitaphs, some of which have been printed; (fo. 66v) 'London 1868'. Attached to a flyleaf at the end are 19th century notes by F.W. Cosens on the contents. The bookplate of F.W. Cosens also appears inside the front cover.

Dates: 1624 (after)
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