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King's College and Chapel

Listed under Churches & Abbeys in Cambridge, United Kingdom.

  • Photo of King's College and Chapel
  • Photo of King's College and Chapel
  • Photo of King's College and Chapel
  • Photo of King's College and Chapel
  • Photo of King's College and Chapel
  • Photo of King's College and Chapel
  • Photo of King's College and Chapel
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Kings was founded by one King Henry: Henry VI in 1441, and finished by another: Henry the VIII in 1544. You'll note the Tudor roses all over the ornate facade, which were strictly against the will of the first Henry, the founder. This would be an amazing place to study – especially if you're reading history, as plenty of things happened around these buildings, including the training of Cromwell's men and WW2 bombing campaigns.  

While the chapel is a beauty to behold, especially if you're seeing it on a sunny spring day from 'the Backs', which is the bit of King's the runs along the river Cam, you'll probably also want to take a look inside. It's pretty fancy for an English building, lending heavily from the Italian style, and was built between 1444 and 1515. The roof and the windows are the high points, literally and figuratively. It's still used as the university chapel and there are services held there almost every day, accompanied by the world famous King's College Chapel boys choir.  

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