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PETERHOUSE, THE OLDEST CAMBRIDGE COLLEGES, AND QUEENS'

PETERHOUSE, THE OLDEST CAMBRIDGE COLLEGES, AND QUEENS'

Hugh de Balsham, Bishop of Ely, removed fourteen secular scholars in 1284 from the Hospital of St. John to two hostels, and left 300 marks at his death to build a hall for them. This was the origin of Peterhouse (bottom). The 15th century hall and combination room are now the oldest portions. Queens' College stands in Queens' Lane, once a main thoroughfare until blocked by the building of King's. The college was founded in 1447 by Queen Margaret of Anjou and refounded in 1465 by the wife of Edward VI. hence its name.

Other pictures from Cambridge and Its Colleges


'BRIDGE OF SIGHS' AT ST. JOHN'S AND CAIUS' GATE OF HONOUR

FOUNTAIN IN THE GREAT COURT AT TRINITY

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