- King's Hall, Cambridge
name = King's Hall
university = Cambridge
full_name = King's Hall / "Aula Regis"
named_for = King Edward II
1317(merged to form Trinity College in 1546)
head_name = Master
JCR President =
location = North of the path between the Master's Lodge and Great Gate in Trinity College
King's Hall was once one of the constituent colleges of Cambridge, founded in
1317, the second after Peterhouse. King's Hall was established by King Edward II to provide chancery clerks for his administration, and was very rich compared to Michaelhouse, which occupied the southern area of what is now Trinity Great Court. Alan Cobban has identified John Hotham, Bishop of Ely, as the person who guided Edward II in this foundation. It received letters patentfrom Edward III in 1337.
King's Hall no longer exists, as it was combined with Michaelhouse in the mid 16th century by King Henry VIII, as one of his last acts. At the time, the King had been wiping out and seizing Church lands from abbeys and monasteries. It is thought that the King had great plans to create a college to rival Oxford's Christ Church with great new architecture, but he died a few weeks after the college was created. The layout of Great Court is mainly due to
Thomas Nevile, a master of Trinity. The universities of Oxford and Cambridge, being both religious institutions and quite rich, expected to be the next target, and, indeed, the King duly passed an Act of Parliamentthat allowed him to suppress (and confiscate the property of) any college he wished.
The universities of Oxford and Cambridge remained predominated by the religious orders until well into the 19th century - this was one of the driving aspects for the setting up of secular institutions, "e.g."
University College, Londonto cater for dissenters.
The universities used their contacts to plead with Henry VIII's 6th wife,
Catherine Parr. The Queen persuaded her husband not to close them down, but to create a new college. The King did not want to use royal funds, so he instead combined the two colleges of King's Hall and Michaelhouse and seven hostels of Physwick (formerly part of Gonville and Caius), Gregory's, Ovyng's, Catherine's, Garratt, Margaret's, and Tyler's to form Trinity in 1547. This, combined with lands confiscated from the Church, caused Trinity to be the richest and biggest college, a position it has retained.
King's Hall was located in what is now the northern section of the Great Court of Trinity College, and there still stands an original building from that time. It is found off Great Court next to the Chapel, and contains some of the most coveted rooms in the College, generally held only by long-standing fellows of great academic merit, staircases C and D Great Court. The Clock Tower was from King's Hall but was moved from where the sundial now is, and the Great Gate of Trinity was built just before the amalgamation and thus still bears the King's Hall name, in Latin. Unfortunately, the last buildings of Michaelhouse were recorded as being knocked down with the completion of the southern section of Great Court.
* This article derives some information from an edition of 'Trinity College - An Historical Sketch' by GM Trevelyan, along with information from various individuals associated with the College and the University.
* [http://www.cambridge2000.com/cambridge2000/html/0006/P6081180.html A photo of King's Hall]
* [http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk Trinity College Official Site]
* [http://www.cam.ac.uk University of Cambridge Official Site]
* [http://www.ely.anglican.org/parishes/camgsm/sermons/S2002m/cb1sermon.html Medieval Michaelhouse website]
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