Thomas Cranmer was born on this day 2nd July, 1489. A leader of the English Reformation and Archbishop of Canterbury, he was Archbishop during the reign of Henry VIII, Edward VI and for a short time, Mary !. He helped build a favourable case for Henry's divorce from Catherine of Aragon, and along with Thomas Cromwell, he supported the principle of Royal Supremacy, in which the king was considered sovereign over the Church within his realm. Window in the Chapel of Emmanuel College, Cambridge

Thomas Cranmer was born on this day 2nd July, 1489. A leader of the English Reformation and Archbishop of Canterbury, he was Archbishop during the reign of Henry VIII, Edward VI and for a short time, Mary !. He helped build a favourable case for Henry's divorce from Catherine of Aragon, and along with Thomas Cromwell, he supported the principle of Royal Supremacy, in which the king was considered sovereign over the Church within his realm. Window in the Chapel of Emmanuel College, Cambridge

Detail of an enthroned Queen Elizabeth from a charter for Emmanuel College, Cambridge. By an unknown artist, circa 1584.

Detail of an enthroned Queen Elizabeth from a charter for Emmanuel College, Cambridge. By an unknown artist, circa 1584.

Helena Bonham Carter .. She was a student at the academically prestigious Westminster School in London  She also applied for Kings College, Cambridge. However, she was rejected, not on her academic merit but because tutors feared she would drop out mid-way through her studies to pursue acting.

Helena Bonham Carter .. She was a student at the academically prestigious Westminster School in London She also applied for Kings College, Cambridge. However, she was rejected, not on her academic merit but because tutors feared she would drop out mid-way through her studies to pursue acting.

John Milton, the most significant English author after William Shakespeare.Milton enrolled at Christ’s College, Cambridge, in 1625,  A year later he was “rusticated,” or temporarily expelled, for a period of time because of a conflict with one of his tutors.Milton is best known for Paradise Lost, widely regarded as the greatest epic poem in English. In his prose works Milton advocated the abolition of the Church of England and the execution of King Charles I.

John Milton, the most significant English author after William Shakespeare.Milton enrolled at Christ’s College, Cambridge, in 1625, A year later he was “rusticated,” or temporarily expelled, for a period of time because of a conflict with one of his tutors.Milton is best known for Paradise Lost, widely regarded as the greatest epic poem in English. In his prose works Milton advocated the abolition of the Church of England and the execution of King Charles I.

A portrait of Anne, Princess of Cleves. Attributed to Barthel Bruyn, 1530s. Trinity College, Cambridge, UK.

A portrait of Anne, Princess of Cleves. Attributed to Barthel Bruyn, 1530s. Trinity College, Cambridge, UK.

How to write a Cambridge Personal Statement (Interview with the Admissions Tutor of Newnham College, Cambridge)

How to write a Cambridge Personal Statement (Interview with the Admissions Tutor of Newnham College, Cambridge)

King Henry VIII by Hans Eworth, c. 1567, after Holbein's Whitehall mural. Trinity College, Cambridge.

King Henry VIII by Hans Eworth, c. 1567, after Holbein's Whitehall mural. Trinity College, Cambridge.

Vladimir Peniakoff was born in Belgium to Russian parents. In 1914 he studied at St John's College, Cambridge and describes his early education in Popski's Private Army: "For years I never had less than three tutors who pumped knowledge into my precocious brain". In 1924 he emigrated to Egypt where he worked as an Engineer for a sugar manufacturer. During this time he learned to sail, fly and navigate vehicles through the desert, becoming a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Vladimir Peniakoff was born in Belgium to Russian parents. In 1914 he studied at St John's College, Cambridge and describes his early education in Popski's Private Army: "For years I never had less than three tutors who pumped knowledge into my precocious brain". In 1924 he emigrated to Egypt where he worked as an Engineer for a sugar manufacturer. During this time he learned to sail, fly and navigate vehicles through the desert, becoming a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Dr. Terri Apter, psychologist, writer and Senior Tutor at Newnham College, Cambridge

Dr. Terri Apter, psychologist, writer and Senior Tutor at Newnham College, Cambridge

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