The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A fine old Norman town, capital of Calvados, about 80 m. SE. of Cherbourg; lace the chief manufacture; the burial-place of William the Conqueror, and the native place of Charlotte Corday; it is a well-built town, and has fine old public buildings, a large library, and a noble collection of pictures.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Caen'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/c/caen.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.