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Sun, 3rd Aug 2008

The History of King's College

Sarah Castor-Perry

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Well on the right you can see the magnificent King’s College Chapel, one of the most famous landmarks in Cambridge. This was started in 1441 by Henry VI, but then in 1455 the War of the Roses began, which took up all the king’s funds as he had to pay for the army. The chapel wasn’t finished until 1544 under Henry VIII and you can actually see on one of the walls a change in the colour of the stone where the building stopped and then was completed later.King

King’s was originally set up for Eton boys, so quite an exclusive little club, and they only started letting in non-Eton boys in 1865!


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