Lady Margaret Beaufort

St John’s College Chapel was closed to the public this week for 2 reasons. The start of the week it was hosting auditions for musical scholars while later in the week the film cameras were rolling, capturing footage for a BBC film on the college founder Lady Margaret Beaufort. This truly remarkable women, gave birth to her son Henry Tudor,(later to take the throne as Henry VII), when she was only 13 years old. She was never far from the heart of the political upheavals during the Wars of the Roses and still found time to found not only St John’s College but also Christ’s college here in Cambridge.

Lady Margaret Beaufort

Lady Margaret Beaufort

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