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Susanna Gregory will be adding exclusive articles on the background to the Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew on this page. We begin with a look at the origins of the college at the heart of the stories, Michaelhouse.

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Further reading

Atkinson, T.D. 1891-4. On the hall of Michaelhouse. Proceedings of the Cambridge Archaeological Society. Volume VIII, Series II: 234-242.

Atkinson, T.H. and Clark, J.W. 1897. Cambridge described and illustrated: being a short history of the town and university. London.

Cobban, A. B. 1969. The King's Hall: within the University of Cambridge in the Later Middle Ages. Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought, third series, Vol. 1. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Dyer, G. 1814. History of the University and Colleges of Cambridge; including notices of the founders and eminent men. Vol. 2. London: Longman, Hurst, Orme and Brown.

Grant, E. 1996. The foundations of modern science in the Middle Ages: their religious, institutional, and intellectual contexts. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge.

Leader, D.R. 1988. A history of the University of Cambridge. Volume 1. The University to 1546. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge.

Stamp. A.E. 1924. Michaelhouse: notes on the history of Michaelhouse published on the 600th anniversary of the foundation of the Society by Hervey de Stanton. Printed privately.

Trevelyan, G.M. 1983. Trinity College: an historical sketch. Trinity College: Cambridge.