Eton College

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The Duke of Wellington is often incorrectly quoted as saying that "The Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing-fields of Eton". Wellington was at Eton from 1781 to 1784 and was to send his sons there. According to Nevill (citing the historian Sir Edward Creasy), what Wellington said, while passing an Eton cricket match many decades later, was, "There grows the stuff that won Waterloo", a remark Nevill construes as a reference to "the manly character induced by games and sport" among English youth generally, not a comment about Eton specifically.

Rackets (sport)

Wellington College. BRNCC Dartmouth (1). Hayling Islandv (1). Manchester Tennis & Racket Club (1). Queens Club, London (2). RMA Sandhurst (1). The Canadian Amateur Championships. The US Amateur Championships. The US Open. The Western Open. The Tuxedo Gold Rackets. The North American Invitational Singles. The British Amateur. The British Open. The Invitational Singles.

List of Old Wellingtonians

Old Wellingtonians
Sir Christopher Lee (1922–2015) film actor. John Masters (1914–1983) British Army Officer and novelist. Robert Morley (1908–1992) film actor. John Nash (1893–1977) 20th-century painter and war artist. Frederick Noad (1929–2001) guitarist, lutenist, author, and teacher. Gregory Norminton (1976–) novelist. George Orwell (1903–1950) author whose works include Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four (one term, before proceeding to Eton). Harry Ricketts (1950–) writer and biographer. Guy Siner (1947–) actor. Elize du Toit (1980–) actress and model best known for the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks. Count Nikolai Tolstoy (1935–) Russo-British historian and author. John Windle American antiquarian.

World War I

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World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. Contemporaneously described as "the war to end all wars", it led to the mobilisation of more than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, making it one of the largest wars in history. It is also one of the deadliest conflicts in history, with an estimated nine million combatants and seven million civilian deaths as a direct result of the war, while resulting genocides and the 1918 influenza pandemic caused another 50 to 100 million deaths worldwide.

World War II

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World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. A state of total war emerged, directly involving more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. The major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources.

Royal Air Force

The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force. Formed towards the end of the First World War on 1 April 1918, it is the oldest independent air force in the world. Following victory over the Central Powers in 1918 the RAF emerged as, at the time, the largest air force in the world. Since its formation, the RAF has taken a significant role in British military history. In particular, it played a large part in the Second World War where it fought its most famous campaign, the Battle of Britain.


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The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster. Its headquarters are at Broadcasting House in Westminster, London, and it is the world's oldest national broadcasting organisation and the largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees. It employs over 20,950 staff in total, 16,672 of whom are in public sector broadcasting. The total number of staff is 35,402 when part-time, flexible, and fixed-contract staff are included.

James Bernard (composer)

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Bernard was educated at Wellington College, previously attended by Christopher Lee, the future star of many Hammer horror films Bernard was to score. In an interview late in his life, Bernard recalled that in his mid-teens three of his favourite books were The Devil Rides Out, She, and The Hound of the Baskervilles. While still a schoolboy, Bernard met Benjamin Britten when the composer came to consult the school's art master, Kenneth Green, about the stage designs for Peter Grimes. Britten took interest in an inter-house music composition, and advised Bernard on the music he was writing.

Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

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Christopher Lee as Count Dooku / Darth Tyranus: Darth Sidious' Sith apprentice, who was selected by his master to lead the Separatists. Anthony Daniels as C-3PO: Padmé's personal protocol droid, created by Anakin. Kenny Baker as R2-D2: Anakin's astromech droid. Frank Oz voices Yoda: Jedi master and the leader of the Jedi Council. List of films featuring extraterrestrials. List of films featuring space stations. List of Star Wars films and television series. at at

Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones

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Jackson, Christopher Lee, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker and Frank Oz. Set ten years after the events in The Phantom Menace, the galaxy is on the brink of civil war, with thousands of planetary systems threatening to secede from the Galactic Republic. After Senator Padmé Amidala evades an assassination attempt, Jedi apprentice Anakin Skywalker becomes her protector, while his mentor Obi-Wan Kenobi investigates the attempt on her life. Soon, the trio witness the onset of a new threat to the galaxy, the Clone Wars. Development of Attack of the Clones began in March 2000, some months after the release of The Phantom Menace.

Count Dooku

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He was portrayed by Christopher Lee and voiced by Corey Burton in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Clone Wars. In 2019, Dooku became a playable Villain in EA's Star Wars: Battlefront II, with Burton as the voice talent. Once a respected Jedi Master who was trained by Yoda as a Padawan learner, Dooku fell to the Dark side of the Force after the death of his former Padawan – Qui-Gon Jinn – and becomes Darth Sidious's second apprentice under the name "Darth Tyranus". As the leader of the Separatist Alliance, he is instrumental in the Clone Wars before eventually getting killed by Anakin Skywalker in Revenge of the Sith.

The Wicker Man

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It stars Edward Woodward, Britt Ekland, Diane Cilento, Ingrid Pitt, and Christopher Lee. The screenplay by Anthony Shaffer, inspired by David Pinner's 1967 novel Ritual, centres on the visit of Police Sergeant Neil Howie to the isolated island of Summer, in search of a missing girl. Howie, a devout Christian, is appalled to find that the inhabitants of the island have abandoned Christianity and now practise a form of Celtic paganism. Paul Giovanni composed the film score. The Wicker Man is generally well-regarded by critics.

List of frequent Tim Burton collaborators

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The actors who collaborated with Burton the most frequently are Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Christopher Lee, who all appeared in eight, seven and six films, respectively. Film composer Danny Elfman composed the music for all of Burton's feature films with the exception of Ed Wood (1994), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016). He also composed the music for The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), a stop-motion animated film Burton co-wrote and produced.

Francisco Scaramanga

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In the film, the character was played by Christopher Lee (the real-life step-cousin of James Bond creator Ian Fleming). Francisco Scaramanga, of Catalan origin, became a trick shot and performed in acts in a circus owned by his father Enrico while a youngster. He also cared for one of the circus elephants, which he stated was his only real friend. When the elephant went on a rampage during the circus visit to Trieste, Scaramanga witnessed a policeman kill him. The enraged boy, who was 16 at the time, retaliated by shooting the policeman through the heart.

Peter Cushing

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It was also turned down by Christopher Lee, and eventually went to Donald Pleasence, another of Cushing's former co-stars. Cushing made a cameo appearance as himself in a 1980 Christmas special hosted by the comedians Morecambe and Wise. In the skit, Cushing complained that he had not been paid for the skit he appeared in during Morecambe and Wise's show in 1969. In 1983, Cushing appeared alongside his old co-stars Christopher Lee and Vincent Price in House of the Long Shadows, a horror-parody film featuring Desi Arnaz, Jr. as an author trying to write a gothic novel in a deserted Welsh mansion.

Charlemagne: The Omens of Death

Christopher Lee as Charlemagne (Ghost). Vincent Ricciardi as Young Charlemagne. Phil S.P as Pippin the Short. Mauro Conti as Pope Hadrian. Lydia Salnikova as Hildegard. Gordon Tittsworth as Roland. Aaron Cloutier as Duke Lupo. Daniel Vasconcelos as Oliver. Hedras Ramos Jr. – guitars, composition ("The Devil's Advocate", "The Ultimate Sacrifice"). Hedras Ramos Sr. – bass guitar. Ollie Usiskin – drums. Richie Faulkner – arrangements. Marco Sabiu – composer. Marie-Claire Calvet – lyricist. John Wistow – composer, lyricist.

The Man with the Golden Gun (film)

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On the other hand, Norman Wilner of MSN chose it as the tenth best, with much praise for Christopher Lee's performance. Some critics saw the film as uninspired, tired and boring. Roger Moore was also criticised for playing Bond against type, in a style more reminiscent of Sean Connery, although Lee's performance received acclaim. Danny Peary wrote that The Man with the Golden Gun "lacks invention ... is one of the least interesting Bond films" and "a very laboured movie, with Bond a stiff bore, Adams and Britt Ekland uninspired leading ladies".

Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross

Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross is a symphonic metal concept album by actor and singer Christopher Lee. It was released on 15 March 2010. This was Lee's first full-length album, having previously worked with such bands as Rhapsody of Fire and Manowar. The album won the "Spirit of Metal" award from the 2010 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards ceremony. The award was presented to him by Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi. It tells the story of Charlemagne, the First Holy Roman Emperor. The album's promotional MySpace page garnered over 20 million hits from around the world. The album features 2 metal bands, and a number of guest vocalists playing the different roles in the story.

The Hobbit (film series)

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Benson (1862–1925), essayist and scholar, was born at Wellington College while his father, Edward White Benson, was its first headmaster. A. Duncan Carse (1875 or 1876–1938), artist. Sir Anthony Seldon (born 1953), headmaster of Wellington College, political author. About the parish. Royal Berkshire History: Crowthorne. St. Sebastians School.

G20 Schools

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Andrew's College, Grahamstown (South Africa) and Sir Anthony Seldon of Wellington College (UK) in 2006. All the schools claim to have a commitment to excellence and innovation of some sort. The G20 Schools have an annual conference which aims to bring together a group of school Heads who want to look beyond the parochial issues of their own schools and national associations and to discuss key issues facing education and their roles as educational leaders. The association includes 50 schools from 20 countries, with membership by invitation and a vote of existing members. G20 schools are chosen on two criteria: the reputation of the school and the reputation of the school's leader.

Edward White Benson

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In 1859 Benson was chosen by Prince Albert as the first Master (headmaster) of Wellington College, Berkshire, which had been built as the nation's memorial to the Duke of Wellington. Benson was largely responsible for establishing Wellington as a public school, closely modelled on Rugby School, rather than the military academy originally planned. From 1872 to 1877, he was Chancellor of Lincoln Cathedral. In 1874, he set up Lincoln Theological College. He was appointed the first Bishop of Truro, where he served from 1877 to 1882. He was consecrated bishop by Archibald Campbell Tait, Archbishop of Canterbury, on St Mark's day, 25 April 1877 at St Paul's Cathedral.

Foreign support of Finland in the Winter War

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Finnish immigrants in the United States and Canada returned home, and many volunteers (one of them future actor Christopher Lee) traveled to Finland to join Finland's forces: 8,700 Swedes, 1,010 Danes (including Christian Frederik von Schalburg, a captain in the Danish Royal Life Guards and later commander of the Free Corps Denmark, a volunteer unit created by Nazi Germany in Denmark during World War II), about 1,000 Estonians, 850 Ukrainians, 725 Norwegians, 372 Ingrians, 366 Hungarians, 346 Finnish expatriates, more than 20 Latvians and 190 volunteers of other nationalities made it to Finland before the war was over.

Hammer Film Productions

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Sleepy Hollow featured Hammer veterans including Michael Gough and Christopher Lee. The faux trailer for Don't featured in Grindhouse was intended to be a spoof of Hammer Horror. Tom McLoughlin claims that Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives was heavily influenced by the Hammer films. Tale of the Mummy, a 1998 low-budget Mummy film by Russel Mulcahy, is a tribute to Hammer's pictures and features a cameo role by Christopher Lee and a scene which references to the poster art of Hammer's 1959 mummy adaption.

Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards

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Spirit of Hammer: Sir Christopher Lee. Best UK: Bullet for My Valentine. Metal As ####: Evile. Dimebag Darrell 'Shredder': Zoltan Bathory. Breakthrough Artist: Five Finger Death Punch. Inspiration: Tom G Warrior. Best Album: Heaven & Hell - The Devil You Know. Best International Band: Lamb of God. Defenders of the Faith: Jon & Tracey Morter. Golden God: Zakk Wylde. Best New Band: The Damned Things. Metal as ####: Nergal. Best Underground: Primordial. Dimebag Darrell 'Shredder': Gus G. Breakthrough Artist: Sabaton. Best UK: Iron Maiden. Best Live: Skindred. Inspiration: Twisted Sister. Best International Band: Avenged Sevenfold. Best Album: Killing Joke - Absolute Dissent.