Browse texts by category: Provostship of King’s

1.

'The Case of Kings College'

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Keynes Ms. 117, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00019

2.

An Account of King's College's Recovery of their Right to chuse their own Provost

Author: John Reynolds

Source: Keynes Ms. 117a, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00020

3.

Extract from Thomas Fuller's 'History of the University of Cambridge'

Author: Thomas Fuller

Source: Keynes Ms. 120, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00023

[1]

Newton's history of the relations between Crown and provostship since the foundation of King's College in 1441, concluding that the position was in the power of the monarch to grant.

[2] 4 pp.

[3]

in English

[4]

Not in Newton's hand.

[5]

An incomplete copy of the account produced by John Reynolds fifteen years or more after Newton's 1689 attempt to secure the provostship of King's.

[6] 2 pp.

[7]

in English

[8]

Taken from Fuller's Church History of Great Britain (London, 1655).

[9]

Part of the material assembled by Newton in connection with his 1689 bid for the provostship of King's College, Cambridge (see Westfall, Never At Rest, 480-81). Concerns Edward IV effectively blackmailing King's College into acknowledging him as its founder.

[10] 1 p.

[11]

in English

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