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The Spinning House

By Caroline Biggs

ebook 9781803995717

ISBN: 9781803995717

Published: 07-03-2024


The Spinning House

By Caroline Biggs

ISBN: 9781803995717

Published: 07-03-2024

About This Book

Cambridge University is renowned worldwide for its academic prowess, but below the surface lurks a murky past. During the nineteenth century, the university became infamous for its dogged determination to cling to ancient laws allowing it to arrest and imprison unchaperoned women found walking the streets of Cambridge after dark.

Mistakes were made. Violence and legal action followed until finally an Act of Parliament put an end to the university’s jurisdiction over the women of Cambridge.

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