King's College Chapel, Cambridge

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Great architecture and marvellous carols Dec 07, 2010
Even though one of Oxford college chapels doubles up with being the city cathedral I, an Oxford man, feel compelled to acknowledge that this chapel stands out in my mind.

I am a bit surprised that they should place such stress on their foundation by henry VI as he was a most unsuccessful monarch with mental illness who ended up being murdered. However he could have taken pride in this building if he had lived to see its completion. Ths took more than one subsequent monarch.

Often a building that is a long time going up enjoys a mixture of styles but King's College Chapel is a great example of what we call the Perpendicular style (late Gothic in Europe generally.

With the possible exception of Westminster Abbey, it is probably the best known ecclesiastical building in England because every year the BBC has televised the service of Nine Lessons and Carols on Christmas Eve.
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