Terrence Y Cocks
TRINITY HOSPITAL: Leicester’s Royal Foundation
The Hospital of the Holy Trinity.
Second Edition: Published: 2nd July 2013
(first published 1995)
Size 64 pages 148 x 210mm
38 illustrations including 25 colour photographs
Format paperback (£6.50)
Founded in 1331 by Henry, 3rd Earl of Lancaster as a charitable foundation for deserving poor and elderly of Leicester, this long-lived institution continues in much the same role, and retaining its links to the Duchy of Lancaster, having survived over 680 years of neglect, intervention, philanthropy and mismanagement, reformation, civil strife and town planning. The ‘Hospital’ now providing sheltered accomodation in a new building, remains within sight of its 14th century origins. The old building, now a blending of medieval and Edwardian architecture, is part of De Montfort University.
This fascinating, detailed, and highly readable book charts the story of this ancient institution from its 1330s origins to the move over the bridge in 1995. The second edition really brings it to life with lots more illustrations, engravings and colour photographs.