Cambridge 2000: Trinity College: Trinity Street: Great Gate
Trinity is the biggest and the richest of the Cambridge colleges.
The story used to be that it was the third largest landowner in
the country after the royal family and the Church. In particular it
owns a sizeable amount of Cambridge. It has used its vast
wealth to help out the poorer colleges and the university in
The gatehouse is not that spectacular and is best known for the
fact that someone substituted a chair leg for a sword in the
pathetic statue of King Henry VIII located in the middle.
In a quaint English ceremony, a new Master (head of the college) has to
knock on the gatehouse door and be let in
by the Fellows (the senior members of the college), this is supposed to
indicate who has the real power in the college.
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