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KING’S COLLEGE, Cambridge

King's College, Cambridge
KING’S COLLEGE, Cambridge

King's College was founded by King Henry VI in 1441, the year after he founded Eton College, originally a sister college which sent scholars on to King's. It is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Cambridge and parts are open to the public. The highlight is undoubtedly the chapel, begun by Henry VI but finished by Henry VIII in 1544. The ceiling, windows and carving are breathtaking. It is also famous for the annual Christmas Eve service of Nine Lessons and Carols, introduced by Eric Milner-White in 1919 and now broadcast all over the world.

King's Parade
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB2 1ST
Tudor
Kings and carols
King's College, Cambridge, website
City Centre location close to other colleges and sights
Educational establisment
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