Volume six of the Cambridgeshire History has been edited and almost
entirely written by the central staff of the Victoria History. Help given to the
writers by many people and institutions is gratefully acknowledged and is
mostly recorded in appropriate footnotes, but it is necessary to mention here
those whose assistance was not confined to particular passages: the Librarian,
Mr. E. B. Ceadel, and the staff of the University Library, Cambridge; the
Archivist, Mr. J. M. P. Farrar, and the staff of the Cambridgeshire Record
Office; the Ely Diocesan Archivist, Mrs. A. E. B. Owen; the Royal Commission
on Historical Monuments (England); the Master of the Charterhouse; and,
among college librarians and bursars who gave access to college records, those
of Gonville and Caius, Jesus, King's, Pembroke, Peterhouse, Queens', St.
John's, and Trinity Colleges, Cambridge.
The General Introduction to the History (1970) outlines the structure and aims
of the series as a whole. The names of counties by which places outside Cambridgeshire are identified in the text below are those of the counties as existing
on 31 March 1974.