KING'S COLLEGE, Cambridge

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KING’S COLLEGE, Cambridge

King's College, Cambridge, 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.

Region/Nation
Location/Address
King's Parade
Cambridge
County
Cambridgeshire
Post Code
CB2 1ST
Main Historic Period
Tudor
Link to featured article
Useful Website Address
Tip/Nearby
City Centre location close to other colleges and sights

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