A brief History of Magdalene College:
As a result of patronage by the family of
Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham,
the name of the institution was changed from Monks'
Hostel to Buckingham College (the change is known to
have occurred between 1472 and 1483). It was not long
before students who were not monks were admitted. Such
lay students would have paid rent to the host abbey
whose rooms they occupied. The College suffered an early
misfortune when the Duke of Buckingham was executed for
treason in 1483.
A Highlight of Trinity College: The
Trinity possesses about 1250 medieval
manuscripts including the great 12th century Eadwine
Psalter from Christ Church Canterbury and the 13th
century Anglo-Norman Trinity Apocalypse. The library
also holds a small collection of eastern manuscripts in
Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Sanskrit and Hebrew.