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Henry VII and Henry VIII

Henry VII (1457 - 1509), king of England 1485-1509
Henry VIII (1491 - 1547), king of England 1509-1547
artist unknown

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Two stone statues in niches of the King's Parade façade of Scott's Building of King's College. The college 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.

Cambridge - Henry VII and Henry VIII
Henry VII
Cambridge - Henry VII and Henry VIII
Henry VIII

Colleges in Cambridge

The university colleges in Cambridge occupy large areas with several buildings and courts. There are numerous statues, mostly in the façades of the various buildings. The statues with are not visible from the public road. Most of the colleges are accessible for visitors during certain times of the day, some for free, others for a small (or not so small) fee.



Location (N 52°12'13" - E 0°7'2")

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Item Code: gbee064; Photograph: 23 October 2015
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