King"s College Chapel, Cambridge, and the college buildings
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King"s College Chapel, Cambridge, and the college buildings by Christopher Hussey

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Published by Country Life, ltd. in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • King"s College (University of Cambridge). Chapel,
  • Buildings,
  • Architecture,
  • University of Cambridge,
  • King"s College (University of Cambridge)

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Christopher Hussey
The Physical Object
Pagination39 p.
Number of Pages39
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26882970M

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King's College Chapel in Cambridge. King's College Chapel is a splendid example of late Gothic (Perpendicular) architecture. It was started in by Henry VI () and took over a century to build. It has the largest fan vault in the world and some of the finest medieval stained glass. It is also the venue for the Christmas Eve service. Hear about the famous people connected with Cambridge whilst looking at some of the best-known and impressive sights the city has to offer. Entrance to the magnificent King's College and Chapel and beautiful Queens' College is included, when available (Queens' not included 23rd April - 11 May or .   More about King's College Cambridge The College website has more information about: the History of the Chapel - the foundation stone was laid in and the fan vaulting was completed in the History of the College - founded in by King Henry VI, college buildings . King's College Chapel is the chapel of King's College in the University of is considered one of the finest examples of late Perpendicular Gothic English architecture. The Chapel was built in phases by a succession of kings of England from to , a period which spanned the Wars of the Roses and three subsequent decades. The Chapel's large stained glass windows were not Country: United Kingdom.

Your ticket price includes a visit to the Chapel where you will see an exhibition of the history of the College, the world's largest fan vaulted ceiling and the Adoration of the Magi by Rubens. You will also have access to the College grounds (when open). Please note all other buildings are private. Your visit will be self-guided.   Kings College Chapel is the heart of Kings College, and of the City of Cambridge. The Chapel and Gibb’s building, as seen from Front Court. Statue in the center is of Henry VI, founder of the college The full name of the college is The King’s College of Our Lady and St. Nicholas and was founded by King Henry VI in Welcome to King's College One of the 31 constituent Colleges that make up the University of Cambridge, King's College was founded by King Henry VI in and has continuously striven to uphold Henry’s love for ‘education, religion, learning and research’. University of Cambridge. King's College Chapel and the Gibbs' Building. Arms of King's College. Blazon: Sable, three roses argent, a chief per pale azure and gules charged on the dexter side with a fleur-de-lis and on the sinister with a lion passant gardant nates: 52°12′15″N 0°06′58″E / .

King's College. plan from end of book. The growth of the original foundation had been rapid and in petition was made for a larger site (Rot. Parl. V, b–a). By letters patent of the same year the college was to be renamed the King's College of St. Mary and St. Nicholas at Cambridge . King's College Chapel is a splendid example of late Gothic (Perpendicular) architecture. It was started in by Henry VI () and took over a century to build. It has the largest fan vault in the world and some of the finest medieval stained glass. King's College Chapel Commentary. "There are no spatial surprises in King's Chapel, for its open, rectangular interior space is immediately graspable. Yet this narrow, lofty, lengthy chapel is one of the great rooms in architecture. It radiates light: some two-thirds of each of its four walls are of stained glass. The Adoration of the Magi is a painting of –34 by the Flemish Baroque artist Peter Paul Rubens, made as an altarpiece for a convent in is now in King's College Chapel, Cambridge, in measures m × m (13 ft 9 in × 10 ft 6 in).Artist: Peter Paul Rubens.