All Souls Memorial Chapel

The memorial chapel on the south side, was once the chantry chapel of John Argentein. Provost 1501-1507, who was physician to Edward IV and the young Edward V and his brother, the murdered princes in the Tower. His brass lies before the altar, and in this chapel there is also a record of the Provosts of King’s through the centuries. The chapel was converted into a war memorial in 1920-1921 and renamed All Souls Memorial Chapel. A tablet recalls college members who died in the two world wars, among them the poet Rupert Brooke.*

All Souls Memorial Chapel

All Souls Memorial Chapel

*From a guide to King’s College Chapel, Cambridge

10 Comments CherryPie on Dec 4th 2017

10 Responses to “All Souls Memorial Chapel”

  1. Hels says:

    Thank you. It was essential that the chapel was converted into a war memorial as soon as possible after WWl ended. If the parents/widows couldn’t reclaim their sons’ bodies from European battle fields, then the chapel in honour of college members who died for their country is all there could be.

  2. Steve Hayes says:

    I was reading another blog, which reminded me of your descriptions and pictures of the interesting places you visit, and I thought you might enjoy that one too: Notes from a Common-place Book: More Travels In the U.K: Some Misfits Along the Way — it’s a one-man Dead Poets Society..

  3. Astrid says:

    What a soulful place this is.

  4. James Higham says:

    Small chapels are often a delight.

  5. The light is so soft and warm.

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