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dc.coverage.spatial Site: University of Oxford (Oxford, England, United Kingdom) en_US
dc.coverage.temporal founded 1546 (creation) en_US
dc.creator Henry VIII, King of England en_US
dc.creator Wren, Christopher en_US
dc.creator Aldrich, Henry en_US 1546 en_US 2013-02-21T21:41:07Z 2013-02-21T21:41:07Z 1546 en_US
dc.identifier 193442 en_US
dc.identifier.other archrefid: 1398 en_US
dc.description The Great Quadrangle or Tom Quad, frontal view on axis with the Tom Tower, looking west; Christ Church (Latin: Ædes Christi, the temple or house of Christ, and thus sometimes known as The House), is one of the largest constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. As well as being a college, Christ Church is also the cathedral church of the diocese of Oxford, namely Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. Originally Cardinal College, founded 1525 by Thomas Cardinal Wolsey. Refounded in 1532 as King Henry VIII's College by Henry VIII, to whom Wolsey's property had escheated. Then in 1546 the King, who had broken from the Church of Rome and acquired great wealth through the dissolution of the monasteries in England, refounded the college as Christ Church as part of the re-organisation of the Church of England and made it the cathedral of the recently created diocese of Oxford. Buildings include Christ Church Library; Peckwater Quadrangle; The Great Quadrangle or Tom Quad including Tom Tower; Blue Boar Quadrangle; Canterbury Quadrangle; Christ Church Hall; The Meadow Building; Christ Church Cathedral and Christ Church Picture Gallery. Source: Wikipedia; (accessed 7/15/2008) en_US
dc.format.medium stone en_US
dc.rights © Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc. en_US
dc.subject architectural exteriors en_US
dc.subject rulers and leaders en_US
dc.subject Education en_US
dc.subject educational, leisure en_US
dc.subject Renaissance en_US
dc.subject Perpendicular Style en_US
dc.title Christ Church en_US
dc.title.alternative Christ Church [Cathedral and College] en_US
dc.title.alternative The Dean, Chapter and Students of the Cathedral Church of Christ in Oxford of the Foundation of King Henry the Eighth en_US
dc.type image en_US
dc.rights.access Licensed for educational and research use by the MIT community only en_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode 1A2-E-O-CC-A10 en_US
vra.culturalContext British en_US
vra.technique construction (assembling) en_US
vra.worktype cathedral en_US
vra.worktype college en_US
dc.contributor.display Christopher Wren (British architect, 1632-1723); Henry VIII, King of England (British patron, 1491-1547) en_US

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