The King's Glass

Carola Hicks's book traces the history of the wonderful stained glass windows of the chapel of King's College, Cambridge, and the people who created them.

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*20071226

Carola Hicks's book traces the history of the wonderful stained glass windows of the chapel of King's College, Cambridge, and the people who created them.

3/5.

Thanks to Henry Tudor's careful housekeeping, his son Henry VIII was able to spend lavishly on the arts.

He appreciated the status that projects such as the King's College Chapel could offer him among a new generation of European rulers.

Read by Samuel West.

*20071226

Carola Hicks's book traces the history of the wonderful stained glass windows of the chapel of King's College, Cambridge, and the people who created them.

3/5.

Thanks to Henry Tudor's careful housekeeping, his son Henry VIII was able to spend lavishly on the arts.

He appreciated the status that projects such as the King's College Chapel could offer him among a new generation of European rulers.

Read by Samuel West.

*20071228

The King's Glass

Carola Hicks's book traces the history of the wonderful stained glass windows of the chapel of King's College, Cambridge, and the people who created them.

5/5.

The chapel windows remained unfinished at the death of Henry VIII.

Read by Samuel West.

*20071228

The King's Glass

Carola Hicks's book traces the history of the wonderful stained glass windows of the chapel of King's College, Cambridge, and the people who created them.

5/5.

The chapel windows remained unfinished at the death of Henry VIII.

Read by Samuel West.

01*20071224

One of Europe's best known buildings, the chapel is particularly in the minds of many at Christmas as its Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is broadcast around the world.

Read by Samuel West.

01*20071224

One of Europe's best known buildings, the chapel is particularly in the minds of many at Christmas as its Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is broadcast around the world.

Read by Samuel West.

02*20071225

Henry VII used the chapel as a propaganda vehicle to emphasise his rightful claim to the throne.

02*20071225

Henry VII used the chapel as a propaganda vehicle to emphasise his rightful claim to the throne.

04*20071227

As the religious climate began to alter, Henry VIII commemorated his wives in art.

The luminous stained glass of the chapel provides a history of the period, reflecting the social upheavals of the 16th century.

04*20071227

As the religious climate began to alter, Henry VIII commemorated his wives in art.

The luminous stained glass of the chapel provides a history of the period, reflecting the social upheavals of the 16th century.