King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
AddressKing’s College Chapel, King’s Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST
HighlightComplete glazing scheme
Artist, maker and dateEuropean master glaziers including King’s glaziers Barnard Flower and Galyon Hone, 16th century
Reason for highlighting
Arguably the most beautiful and architectonically perfect building in England. The fascinating history of the long drawn out development of the building, the superb glazing scheme and the glaziers involved make for a deeply rewarding visit.
The ultimate wow factor.
The accession of Edward VI in 1547 brought an end to the glazing of the chapel, with the Great West Window plain glazed. It was finally completed by Clayton & Bell in 1879.
Barnard Flower (d. 1517) was a Flemish glazier. He was appointed the King’s Glazier to Henry VII and Henry VIII from 1505 to 1517.
Galyon Hone (c. 1467 – 1551/2) was a Flemish glazier, who emigrated to England, where in 1520 he was appointed the King’s Glazier. Despite his position, he was arrested in 1538 for infringing the prerogatives of the Glaziers Company.