By Ben Macintyre
One December evening in 1942, a Nazi parachutist landed in a Cambridgeshire box. His challenge: to sabotage the British warfare attempt. His identify used to be Eddie Chapman, yet he may almost immediately turn into MI5's Agent Zigzag. speeding and louche, brave and unpredictable, the traitor used to be a patriot inside of, and the villain a hero. the matter for Chapman, his many fans and his spymasters used to be figuring out who he used to be. Ben Macintyre weaves jointly diaries, letters, photos, thoughts and top-secret MI5 documents to create the exhilarating account of Britain's so much sensational double agent.
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This fee was usually assigned to some lady of the royal family, and Cambridge became, therefore, a 'dower town'. On the marriage of Henry III, his wife Eleanor was endowed with the cities, lands, and tenements (including Cambridge), 'which had been usually assigned to the Queen of England'. Catherine, wife of Charles II, was the last English queen to hold the farm of the town, which in 1671 was purchased by Sir George Downing, and by the will of his grandson, another Sir George, passed into the revenues of Downing College.
1 Gray goes on to quote Bowtell as saying in 1805: The grounds on the back of the Colleges, lying on the west side of the river, have been considerably raised within the last 20 years, especially in 1791-2-3, by means of earth taken out of the churchyards of St. Michael, St. Edward, Great St. Mary, All Saints [then in Trinity Street], Great St. Andrew, St. Giles and St. Sepulchre. The other town, although smaller, stood proudly upon its higher ground culminating in three hills—now called Castle Hill, Honey Hill and Pound Hill (Mount Pleasant, being merely the side of Castle Hill).
Venn, Early Collegiate Life, p. 62. See also 'Cambridge Waits', Ch. m, p. 72. (10) The Guildhall & the Market Place The Augustinian Friary, facing Peas Hill, later the home of Dr Hatcher, must have played an important part for 250 years in the history of the Town. It has been fully described by Dr Cranage and the late Canon Stokes in a communication to the Cambridge Antiquarian Society in 1918. The Friary had been founded about 1290. No chronicle exists—such as that of Barnwell Priory—nor any description of the extent of its original property, but there are many allusions to it in other records and numerous references in the fourteenth century to additions to its site by gift or purchase until eventually the Friary grounds covered the whole area bounded by Bene't Street and Wheeler Street on the north, Downing Street (formerly Dowdiver's Lane) on the south, Corn Exchange Street (formerly Slaughterhouse Lane) on the east, and Free School Lane (formerly Lurteburgh Lane, variously spelt) on the west.
Agent Zigzag: The True Wartime Story of Eddie Chapman: Lover, Traitor, Hero, Spy by Ben Macintyre