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During the 16th century, at the time of the church reformation, Cambridge educated famous Protestant preachers such as Cranmer, Latimer and Ridley; all later became martyrs in Oxford, during the reign of Mary Tudor.The Civil War brought Cambridge to the centre of events as Oliver Cromwell was a graduate of Sidney Sussex college and also the local member of parliament, while the University was mainly Royalist.Shoppers will find a pleasant environment in Cambridge, for browsing in the bustling market square or discovering the many individual shops, the major stores and the excellent bookshops.Cambridge has many cosmopolitan cafes and restaurants, serving a selection of food from around the world, together with traditional English cuisine.When you visit Cambridge, some of the famous attractions you will not want to miss include The Fitzwilliam Museum, housing a collection of world famous paintings, drawings and prints together with Egyptian and Roman antiquities, there are permanent collections and temporary exhibitions.The Cambridge and County Folk Museum, is in a building dating back to the 16th century.For those interested in rowing, they will be entertained by the “Bumps Races”, which take place on the River Cam.

Or take a gentle stroll along the Backs where you will enjoy seeing the wonderful architecture of the colleges across the river; for the more energetic why not take a punt along the River Cam, in true Cambridge style.It was not until 1284 that the first college came into being when Hugo de Balsham, Bishop of Ely, founded Peterhouse.As the University grew and took over more of the town, inevitably there were disagreements between residents and members of the University and for many years there were spasmodic outbreaks of trouble between "town and gown".In the evening Cambridge offers a choice of theatres, cinemas and clubs.Classical music concerts and organ recitals take place in many of the college chapels and live music can be enjoyed in a number of pubs.

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