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  • Print publication year: 2009
  • Online publication date: August 2010
  • First published in: 1852

GEORGE THE FIRST

Summary

1714.

On the 3rd of August, “Dr. Lany, Master of Pembroke Hall, and “Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University, in the absence of the “Vice-Chancellor, summoned the Heads of Houses, and the Doctors “of all Faculties, to meet him at the Schools, where being assem-“bled and attended by the Masters of Arts and Students, they pro-“ceeded in their formalities to the Market-Cross, and Proclaimed His “Majesty with the usual Solemnity.” On the same day the King was proclaimed by the Town.

The University published a collection of poems on the death of Queen Anne and the accession of George I., with this title, “Mœstissimæ ac Lætissimæ Academiæ Cantabrigiensis Carmina Funebria ac Triumphalia illis serenissimam ac desideratissimam Reginam Annam repentina morte abreptam deflet. his augustissimo potentissimoque Regi Georgio Britannicum solium optimis auspiciis ascendenti gratulatur.” Amongst the contributors were Thomas Greene Vicechancellor afterwards Bishop of Ely, John Covel Master of Christ's College, Thomas Sherlock Master of Catharine Hall afterwards Bishop of London, Jeremiah Markland of Peterhouse, Thomas Robinson of Trinity College afterwards Secretary of State and Lord Grantham, Zachary Pearce of Trinity College afterwards Bishop of Rochester, Morris Drake of Trinity College, Alured Clarke of Corpus Christi College afterwards Dean of Exeter, and Roger Long of Pembroke Hall.

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