TL4458 : Carving over the main gate of St John's College, Cambridge

taken 2 years ago, near to Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Carving over the main gate of St John's College, Cambridge
Carving over the main gate of St John's College, Cambridge
The supporters of the coat of arms here are yales, mythical goat-like creatures able to swivel their horns to attack. They were used as an emblem by the Beaufort family: their presence here is explained by the fact that Lady Margaret Beaufort was a benefactor of St John's College. (She also supported Christ's, which also has yales as the supporters of its arms.) The connection of the Beauforts with the royal family means that the yale is considered one of the royal heraldic beasts.
St John's College
St John's College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge.The full formal name of the college is "The Master, Fellows and Scholars of the College of St John the Evangelist in the University of Cambridge". The college was founded by Lady Margaret Beaufort, in 1511. The aims of the College, as specified by its Statutes, are the promotion of education, religion, learning and research.
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Sunday, 30 April, 2017   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 22 July, 2018
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St Johns College Cambridge 
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