Founded by charter of Elizabeth I dated 21 December 1591, Trinity was largely modelled on Cambridge. The period of growth was in the 18th cent. when the lord‐lieutenant, the duke of Dorset, entered his son as a student in 1731. The college thenceforth attracted the nobility and gentry and its graduates included Berkeley, Burke, Goldsmith, and Grattan. Unlike Oxford and Cambridge at this time, Trinity practised religious toleration.
Subjects: European History.