Ten years ago, or so, I sat in an amazingly beautiful sanctuary. I was in Cambridge, England, and the name of the church was King’s College Chapel. I’d like to show you a picture (above).
The ceiling is the largest vault fan ceiling in the world—all hand carved.
The stained glass is some of the finest medieval stained glass in the world.
The tour guide explained to us that it took a century to build the chapel—and several English Tudor kings, beginning with Henry VII—oversaw its completion. What Henry VII wanted to build was a chapel that would outshine all other chapels. Those of us sitting in the chapel were stunned. The motivation on the part of Henry VII was one-upmanship.