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Message 1 - posted by Jem, May 10, 2006

Going back to the Civil War when Oxford was a royalist stronghold I was wondering if it's still true.
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Message 2 - posted by Venger_2006, May 12, 2006

Well when the Queen visited last week there was a massive turnout. The audience weren't all oldies either.
Going back to the Civil War when Oxford was a royalist stronghold I was wondering if it's still true.

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Message 3 - posted by Researcher 2922573, May 12, 2006

Why does Oxford have such a terrible amount of crime? has it an unruly element?I always imagine it as a very middle class area .
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Message 4 - posted by U3326594, Jul 24, 2006

When Republic started their national roadshows a few years back, they held the first one in oxford. It was a bit shambolic and the keynote speaker was as mad as a hatter.
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Message 5 - posted by U1688149, Jul 25, 2006

Well I work in an office overlooking the High Street. The police stopped people crossing the road for 15 minutes prior to the Queen's departure from Christ Church back to London. The result was a crowd of people lining the High Street! So I'm a little cynical about reports of "crowds turned out to greet the Queen" now .
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Message 6 - posted by Researcher 2922573, Jul 25, 2006

Cromwell ! why did you go and die ?
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Message 7 - posted by flyingtwinkle, Jul 26, 2006

I am sure to many of them it must have come up as a pleasant surprise to cheer lining along the roads but about the history of Oxford--medieval historians upheld a popular legend that Oxford was founded by the Trojans, who were supposed to have landed in Britain in about 1100 BCE. Alternatively, a king named Arviragus was said to have founded Oxford in 70 AD. For this king, at least, there may be some historical basis,--evidence of settlement at Oxford comes from archaeological finds of Neolithic arrowheads and other remains in the area. Though no evidence of a settlement exists, we know that there was a large Neolithic population here, possibly as early as 4000 BCE. Evidence of Bronze Age (2000-700BCE) barrows indicate a more permanent settlement during that period yet the real origins are shrouded in mist of mystery
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Message 8 - posted by Researcher 2922573, Jul 26, 2006

Where they all stood up against the barriers like in 'Beau Geste' !
Well when the Queen visited last week there was a massive turnout. The audience weren't all oldies either.
Going back to the Civil War when Oxford was a royalist stronghold I was wondering if it's still true.

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Message 9 - posted by flyingtwinkle, Jul 26, 2006

Talking of the royalists and the civil war--the University housed King Charles at Christ Church College between 1642 and 1646, while Queen Henrietta Maria stayed at Merton,---Once the war was over though, Oxford suffered for its Royalist support when in 1650 Oliver Cromwell was made Chancellor of the University and many heads of colleges were replaced with Cromwell supporters. In 1651, Parliament ordered the city to be slighted - destroying its defences.
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Message 10 - posted by flyingtwinkle, Jul 26, 2006

Crime is a global issue--The six key offence areas are:

Violence against the person offences. (these range from murder to less serious offences)
Sexual offences.
Robbery offences.
Burglary dwelling offences.
Theft of a motor vehicle offences.
Theft from a motor vehicle offences.
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Message 11 - posted by U1688149, Jul 26, 2006

Crime is a global issue--The six key offence areas are:

Violence against the person offences. (these range from murder to less serious offences)
Sexual offences.
Robbery offences.
Burglary dwelling offences.
Theft of a motor vehicle offences.
Theft from a motor vehicle offences.

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I'm not sure what relevance this reply has to the rest of the discussion?
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Message 12 - posted by U3326594, Aug 7, 2006

Haven't they all been committed by members of the Royal Family at some point in the past?
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