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PKP Week 1

The first week of the Pembroke-King's Summer Programme has ended, and student Angie, of Illinois Wesleyan University, tells us about her experiences so far. Every time I enter the historic gates of Pembroke or King's, I am in awe at the beauty and nobility of the campuses. Everywhere I turn in this incredible city, there are captivating ornate buildings housing the same incredible intelligence that fostered some of the most talented…

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This day in history: 19th May

Pembroke, since its founding in 1347, has experienced a good deal of the ups, downs, and unexpected twists of history.   Here’s some of what happened on this day in history.     Catherine of Aragon is married: 1499 Catherine of Aragon was married by proxy on this day in 1499 to Arthur, Prince of Wales.  He was dead only six months later.  She was betrothed instead to his younger brother, Henry, and upon his coronation married him and became Queen of England.  She was gifted Fotheringhay Castle and went to some expense in restoring it.  When her marriage to Henry was annulled after considerable effort on the part of Henry,…

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Bradford John (c 1510-1555)

Pembroke and the Reformation

Guest blog by Jonathan Reimer Nearly five hundred years ago, in October 1517, a professor at the little-known University of Wittenberg sparked an explosive debate about the nature and meaning…

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