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Sidney Sussex College
     

Sidney Sussex College

by Gerald Maclean Edwards
 
Sidney Sussex College is an unchanged, high-quality reprint of the original edition of 1899.
Hansebooks is editor of the literature on different topic areas such as research and science, travel and expeditions, cooking and nutrition, medicine, and other genres.As a publisher we focus on the preservation of historical literature.Many works of historical writers and

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Sidney Sussex College is an unchanged, high-quality reprint of the original edition of 1899.
Hansebooks is editor of the literature on different topic areas such as research and science, travel and expeditions, cooking and nutrition, medicine, and other genres.As a publisher we focus on the preservation of historical literature.Many works of historical writers and scientists are available today as antiques only. Hansebooks newly publishes these books and contributes to the preservation of literature which has become rare and historical knowledge for the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783742810922
Publisher:
Hansebooks
Publication date:
07/27/2016
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.59(d)

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CHAPTER III THE FOUNDATION The Earl of Kent and Sir John Harrington proceeded to the work of founding Lady Sidney's College. Fuller writes: " These two noble executors in pursuance of the will of this testatrix, according to her desire and direction therein, presented Queen Elizabeth a jewel, being like a star, of rubies and diamonds, with a ruby in the midst thereof, worth an hundred and forty pounds, having on the back side a hand delivering up a heart unto a crown. At the delivery hereof they humbly requested of her Highness a Mortmain to found a College, which she graciously granted unto them. . . . We usually observe infants born in the seventh month, though poor and pitiful creatures, are vital; and, with great care and good attendance, in time prove proper persons. To such a partus septimeslris may Sidney College well be resembled, so low, lean, and little at the birth thereof. Alas ! what is five thousand pounds to buy the site, build and endow a college therewith ? . . . Yet such was the worthy care of her honourable executors, that this Benjamin College—the least, and last in time, and born after (as he at) the death of its mother —thrived in a short time to a competent strength and stature." The licence was not actually granted till 1594. Some delay ensued; for it was not till 1593 that, at the motion of the executors, an Act of Parliament was passed enabling Trinity College to sell or let at fee farm the site of the Grey Friars " any locall Statutes of the said Colledge or any statute or lawe of this Realme to the contrarie notwithstandinge." Thereupon Queen Elizabeth wrote to the Master and Seniors of Trinity, requiring them to sell or grant the site tothe executors at some reasonable price, " considering that their suite tendeth to a common benefi...

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