Category Archives: The Naval Chronicle
We have just achieved a significant milestone in the life of the Cambridge Library Collection – our 5,000th book has just been published.
One of my earliest blogs was in anticipation of our reissue of the 40 volumes of the Naval Chronicle, and I followed it up a few weeks later with some comments on the extraordinarily varied content of the volumes. Now, … Continue reading
It’s always the same thing – you wait for ages for a once-in-a-lifetime moment, and then three come along at once: the London Olympic Games next month (if you like that sort of thing), the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Queen … Continue reading
The Revd Andrew Kippis (1725–95) was a Presbyterian minister. Highly educated, although as a dissenter he was barred from the universities, he was appointed to the Presbyterian congregation in Princes Street, Westminster on Hanover Square), in 1753, and kept the … Continue reading
Are you a Charles Laughton/Clark Gable person, or a Trevor Howard/Marlon Brando one? (We’ll ignore the Hopkins/Gibson 1984 pairing for the purposes of this exercise.)