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This documentary traces the history of Cambridge from its origins as an Iron Age camp to its current status as one of England’s two prime university cities. Included are tales of the Roman occupation, the Norman Conquest, the Civil War and two World Wars.
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Find out how Cambridge grew from an Iron Age camp overlooking the river Cam to one of the greatest seats of learning in the world. Discover also how major historic events like the Roman occupation, the Saxon and Viking invasions, the Norman Conquest, the Civil War and two World Wars played their part in Cambridge’s evolution, and recall some of the events and individuals that have shaped its own special identity down through the ages. This fascinating record of Cambridge’s unique history is produced in association with the Cambridge Evening News.
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