King's College, Cambridge, established by Henry VI

(63 words)

Historical Context Note


With an endowment from Henry VI, a new college was established in Cambridge, joining the seven existing colleges of the University, and named King's for Henry. He had founded Eton School the previous year, and, after an initial modest plan, in 1443 he decided to link the two institutions, so that the members of King's College were to be selected entirely from Eton students.

Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are a member (student of staff) of a subscribing institution (see List), you should be able to access the LE on campus directly (without the need to log in), and off-campus either via the institutional log in we offer, or via your institution's remote access facilities, or by creating a personal user account with your institutional email address. If you are not a member of a subscribing institution, you will need to purchase a personal subscription. For more information on how to subscribe as an individual user, please see under Individual Subcriptions.