King's College Cambridge

King’s College was founded in 1441 by Henry VI, who had founded Eton College (qv) in 1440 and subsequently linked the school to King’s in order to supply college scholars. King’s College chapel was begun in 1446. Following Henry’s deposition in 1461, the college’s income was much reduced, and the only building of his great scheme to be built was the chapel, which took about a century to complete. The initial court, Old Court, was built north of the chapel (this area, since 1829, part of the Old Schools precinct owned by the University), with the intention that it should be superseded by the great scheme, of which the chapel would have been the north side of the resultant court. Building was slow and piecemeal throughout the following centuries, Front Court not being finished until the early C19. The site remains (1998) in college use.

King's College Cambridge

King's College Cambridge

King's College Cambridge

King's College Cambridge

King's College Cambridge

11 Comments CherryPie on Dec 1st 2017

11 Responses to “King’s College – Cambridge”

  1. james higham says:

    Your usual standard brings it to us crisply.

  2. Amfortas says:

    Fabulous photos, Cherie. Many angles and perspectives I have never seen before.

  3. Alan says:

    Classic buildings. One of the delights of Christ,as for me is the Carol Service from King’s College.

  4. Hels says:

    I think King Henry VI was very smart in establishing Eton College first, in 1440, then soon after opening King’s College at Cambridge. Only by educating an entire generation of bright young men could he have hoped to create quality professionals, writers, ambassadors etc.

  5. Andrew says:

    Great photos stirring up many memories, old and new. I will be back again soon. Thanks for sharing so many Cambridge views.

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