Postcards of the Past

King's College, Cambridge

King's College was founded in 1441 by King Henry VI, and was formally named "The King's College of Our Lady and St. Nicholas in Cambridge", with only boys from Eton being admitted - it was over 400 years before this was changed. The King made several substantial endowments to the college, but the Wars of the Roses caused funds to dry up and it was not until the 1540s that building was completed. King's College Chapel is now recognised as one of Europe's finest, late medieval buildings.

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