King's College, Cambridge, established by Henry VI

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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.

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