Friday, March 30, 2007

Curious Detail

DetailGate, originally uploaded by Neorelix.

Most visitors to the city would look at this over the entrance of Trinity Great Gate and work out that Edward III founded the college in 1337. They'd be wrong. In fact, as the college 'about' page states: 'Trinity College was founded by Henry VIII in 1546, combining Michaelhouse and King's Hall. Michaelhouse had existed since 1324; King's Hall had been established by Edward II in 1317 and refounded by Edward III in 1337. Trinity's flag, flown on special occasions, has as its design the royal standard of Edward III'. Obviously, I knew this well before I looked it up today....=}

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