TL4458 : The Backs, Cambridge: King's College and its Chapel

taken 5 years ago, near to Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

The Backs, Cambridge: King's College and its Chapel
The Backs, Cambridge: King's College and its Chapel
Faintly visible in front of the buildings, people punting on the (invisible) River Cam.
King's College

King's College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge.
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King's was founded in 1441 by Henry VI, soon after he had founded its sister college in Eton. However, the King's plans for the college were disrupted by the Wars of the Roses and resultant scarcity of funds, and his eventual deposition. Little progress was made on the project until in 1508 Henry VII began to take an interest in the college, most likely as a political move to legitimise his new position. The building of the college's chapel, begun in 1446, was finally finished in 1544 during the reign of Henry VIII.
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King's College Chapel

King's College Chapel is the chapel to King's College of the University of Cambridge, and is one of the finest examples of late Gothic (Perpendicular) English architecture.

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Sunday, 30 April, 2017   (more nearby)
Saturday, 24 November, 2018
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Kings College Cambridge 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4465 5836 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:12.2694N 0:6.9207E
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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