Christ Church, Oxford

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A college in the University of Oxford, founded by T. Wolsey on the site of the monastery of St Frideswide as ‘Cardinal College’. In 1546 it was reconstituted by Henry VIII. At the same time the new episcopal see was moved to the church of St Frideswide, which thus became both a cathedral and a college chapel.

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