Magdalen College, Oxford

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 26, 2010 - History - 156 pages
First published in 1907 as part of the celebrated 'College Monographs' series, Magdalen College, Oxford leads readers through the tumultuous and distinguished history of one of Oxford University's most famous institutions. Elected President of Magdalen at the early age of 32, for the rest of his life Thomas Herbert Warren nurtured a passionate enthusiasm for the college, its architecture and traditions. His delight in presiding over such a venerable foundation is evident in his celebratory account of its various 'worthy' alumni including Wolsey, Gibbon and Addison. However, his pride and loyalty did not prevent Warren from committing to paper a number of less prestigious but equally intriguing moments in the college's rich history. From the 'good cheer and bad speeches' experienced in Hall, to the 'delinquencies and debts' of undergraduates, and evidence of dons practising the black arts, Warren's volume still offers readers more than the average college history.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER I
1
General Description of the College I
8
The Grammar School
14
President Mayew
20
Building of the Great Tower
25
Destruction of Chapel Ornaments
31
James 1
37
The Civil War
43
The Commission
79
Their Delinquencies
84
Habits and Habit
90
The Founders Oak
96
The St Johns Day Sermon
102
Magdalen Worthies
108
Hampden
114
Boulter
120

Nine Caps
52
Cartwright 122
63
The Struggle with King James II
66
President Home
72
Henry Philpotts
122
Index
131
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