The College was founded by King Henry VI in 1441 and was originally intended as a college for pupils from Eton College, itself founded by Henry. Over the following centuries the college the gradually broadened its intake and indeed is now widely regarded to be amongst the progressive of the Cambridge colleges. As of 2003, around 80% of the British undergraduate intake were educated at state schools.
The College's Chapel.
The College's Chapel, considered a fine example of late Gothic architecture, was built over the period of 100 years in three stages. Much of the stone used to build the chapel came from Ramsey Abbey near Ramsey, Cambridgeshire. The Chapel choir traditionally broadcast their Nine Lessons and Carols on the BBC from the chapel on Christmas Eve. The Chapel is widely seen as the symbol of Cambridge, for example in the logo of the city council.