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King's College is a dynamic and diverse community that is committed to intellectual excellence and the development of new knowledge. It was founded in 1441 by Henry VI and is one of the 31 colleges of the University of Cambridge. Its Chapel is one of the most iconic buildings in the world.

King's was one of the first all-male colleges to admit women.

King's College Chapel: The College Chapel, an example of late Gothic architecture, was built over a period of 100 years (1446 - 1531) in three stages. The Chapel features the world's largest fan vault, wonderful stained glass windows, and the painting "The Adoration of the Magi" by Rubens.


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The city of York

ruelleYork is a walled city, sited at the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire, England. The city is noted for its rich heritage and it has played an important role throughout much of its almost 2,000 year existence. There are 186 800

habitants. York is famous for its medieval little streets. The Shambles

is a narrow medieval st

reet, lined with shops, boutiques and tea rooms. Most of these premises were once butchers' shops, and the hooks from which carcasses were hung and the shelves on which meat was

laid out can still be seen outside some of them. There is also a very famous university.

History: The city

was founded as Eboracum in AD 71 by the Romans and was made the capital of Britannia Inferior. The entire Roman Empire was governed from York for

two years by Septimius Severus. After the Angles moved in, the city was renamed Eoferwic, and served as the capital of the Kingdom of Northumbria. The Vikings captured the city in 866, renaming it Jórvík, the capital of a wider kingdom of the same name covering much of Northern England. Around the year 1000, the city became known as York.

The city of York has, since Roman times, been defended with walls of one form or another. To this day, substantial portions of the walls remain, and York has more miles of intact wall than any other city in England. They are known variously as the York walls, the Bar walls and the Roman walls. They date from various periods


Cathedrale2-copie-1.jpgSt Peter's Cathedral of York is the biggest cathedral in the north of Europe. It is on Peter Street. It's called York Minster. It was built in gothic style and it was founded in the 11th century. It took about 250 years to build it. It was destroyed 3 times.

It has a very wide Decorated Gothic nave and chapter house, and a Perpendicular Gothic choir. The nave contains the West Window, constructed in 1338, and over the Lady Chapel in the east end is the Great East Window, (finished in 1408), the largest expanse of medieval stained glass in the world.. The south transept contains the famous Rose window.     

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