Cambridge’s criminal past revealed in centuries-old court records

Vice-Chancellor's Court recordsAdultery, libel, bribery, attempted murder: Cambridge University’s criminal underbelly has been exposed after painstaking research on its Vice-Chancellor’s Court records from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

At Cambridge University Library, thousands of pages chronicling the crimes and misdemeanours of staff, students and townspeople connected to the university are being catalogued and summarised for the first time by University archivist Jacky Cox …

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