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Colleges of the University of Cambridge

King's College

- Full name The King's College of Our Lady and Saint Nicholas in Cambridge - Name in Latin Collegium Regale beate Marie et sancti Nicholai Cantebrigie{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} - Founder Henry VI - Named after Our Lady, patron saint of Eton College
Nicholas, natal saint of Henry VI -

Established 1441 Provost Michael Proctor - Undergraduates 420<ref name="uni-prospectus">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation CitationClass=web

}}</ref> - Graduates 280Unknown extension tag "ref" - Sister colleges Eton College
New College, Oxford - Location King's Parade (map) - colspan="2" style="text-align: center;" King's College heraldic shield -

colspan="2" style="text-align: center;" College website - colspan="2" style="text-align: center;" JCR website

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King's College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England. Formally named The King's College of Our Lady and Saint Nicholas in Cambridge, the college lies besides the River Cam and faces out onto King's Parade in the centre of the city.

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.

King's College Chapel is regarded as one of the greatest examples of late Gothic English architecture. It has the world's largest fan-vault, and the chapel's stained-glass windows and wooden chancel screen are considered some of the finest from their era. The building is seen as emblematic of Cambridge.<ref>see e.g. the logo of the city council, {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> The chapel's choir, composed of male students at King's and choristers from the nearby King's College School, is one of the most accomplished and renowned in the world. Every year on Christmas Eve the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols (a service devised specifically for King's by college dean Eric Milner-White) is broadcast from the chapel to millions of listeners worldwide.<ref name="kings-9lessons">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref name="telegraph-carols">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref>


King's College, Cambridge sections
Intro   History    Buildings and grounds    Academic profile    Intake and access profile    Student life    People associated with King's    Arms    See also    References    External links   

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