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Cambridge Gate of Honor
Cambridge Gate of Honor
Cambridge Gate of Honor

Cambridge Gate of Honor Detail  
     
 
CASTLE NAME: Cambridge - Gate of Honor
ITEM NUMBER: GHON
SIZE: 7.5" H x 4.0" W
PRICE: $550.00 with base
LIMITED EDITION: 250
SERIES: University Towns
STATUS: Retired
 
 
 
Cambridge Gate of Honor History  
     

The area now known as Cambridge grew up by the River Cam where the Romans built a fort to defend the point where their road from the garrison town of Colchester to Lincoln crossed. In the 8th century, the Saxons, who had settled the area, called the town "Grantacaestir" meaning a fort on the Granta (the name of the river before it was changed to "Cam"). In 875 the Anglo Saxon Chronicle calls the town "Grantabrycge"-one of the earliest known uses of the word bridge in the English language...

 
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