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Oxford

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Author(s): Kullmann, Thomas (Osnabrück)
A. HistoryO. is the home of one of the two original English universities. Teaching was taking place from the 12th cent. in schools around St. Mary's Church. The first unambiguous reference to the university dates from 1184, and in 1214 its privileges were codified by a papal charta. Those privileges were extended in 1355 after violent confrontations with the urban population [2.65–70]. In the 16th cent., the individual colleges became largely independent entities that decided on their own teaching programmes and (from 1565) admitted their own students. A…
Date: 2016-11-24

Shakespeare, William

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Author(s): Kullmann, Thomas (Osnabrück)
A. Life, work, educationThe English dramatist, actor and poet William S. was probably born on April 22/23, 1564 at Stratford-upon-Avon, where he died on April 23, 1616. His father was a glover and alderman. He probably attended the free King's New School at Stratford. In 1582, he married Anne Hathaway. S. appears to have joined a theatrical troupe in London between 1587 and 1589 [5.95–119]. Between around 1589 and 1613, he wrote many plays, from 1594 for the Lord Chamberlain's Men, then from 1603 for the King's Men. Of the plays, 35 were written by him al…
Date: 2016-11-24

Bacon, Francis

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Author(s): Kullmann, Thomas (Osnabrück)
A. LifeThe English philosopher and statesman Francis B. was born on January 22, 1561, in London, and died on April 9, 1626 at Highgate near London. His father was the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, Sir Nicholas Bacon. B. studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, from 1573 to 1575, before travelling to France in 1576–1579 as a member of an embassy. From 1579 to 1582 he studied law at Gray's Inn in London, and was admitted as an utter barrister in 1582. He was a member of the House of Commons from 158…
Date: 2016-11-24

London

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Author(s): Kullmann, Thomas (Osnabrück)
A. Cultural significance, court, residencesEarly modern L. was the residence of the English monarch, the seat of Parliament and the highest courts of the land, a commercial metropolis and the largest city in England, with a population that increased from around 45,000 in 1500 to 80,000 in 1560, 180,000 in 1603 and 350,000 in 1650 [9.42 f.]. The court, the law schools of the Inns of Court and the city's location as a port, which made L. the starting-point for voyages of trade and discovery, a destination for foreign merchant ships and a place of ref…
Date: 2016-11-24