Eton College

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Eton College is an English independent boarding school for boys in the parish of Eton, near Windsor in Berkshire.wikipedia
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King's College, Cambridge

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It was founded in 1440 by King Henry VI as The King's College of Our Lady of Eton besides Wyndsor, as a sister institution to King's College, Cambridge, making it the 18th-oldest Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference school.
King's was founded in 1441 by Henry VI, soon after he had founded its sister college in Eton.

Radley College

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Following the public school tradition, Eton is a full boarding school, which means all pupils live at the school, and it is one of only four such remaining single-sex boys' public schools in the United Kingdom (the others being Harrow, Radley, and Winchester).
It is one of four boys-only, boarding-only independent senior schools in the United Kingdom, the others being Winchester, Harrow and Eton.

Harrow School

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The others are Harrow, Charterhouse, Rugby, Shrewsbury, Westminster, Winchester, Merchant Taylors' and St Paul's.
It remains one of four all-boys, full-boarding schools in Britain, the others being Eton College, Radley College and Winchester College.

Eton College Chapel

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It was intended to have formidable buildings (Henry intended the nave of the College Chapel to be the longest in Europe) and several religious relics, supposedly including a part of the True Cross and the Crown of Thorns.
Eton College Chapel is the main chapel of Eton College, an independent school in the United Kingdom.

Public school (United Kingdom)

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Eton is one of the original nine public schools as defined by the Public Schools Act 1868.
Soon after the Clarendon Commission reported in 1864, the Public Schools Act 1868 gave the following seven schools independence from direct jurisdiction or responsibility of the Crown, the established church, or the government: Charterhouse, Eton College, Harrow School, Rugby School, Shrewsbury School, Westminster School, and Winchester College.

Winchester College

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The others are Harrow, Charterhouse, Rugby, Shrewsbury, Westminster, Winchester, Merchant Taylors' and St Paul's. Eton's first Headmaster, William Waynflete, founder of Magdalen College, Oxford and previously Head Master of Winchester College, built the ante-chapel that completed the chapel.
This double foundation was the model for Eton College and King's College, Cambridge, some 50 years later, and for Westminster School, Christ Church, Oxford, and Trinity College, Cambridge, in Tudor times.

Shrewsbury School

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The others are Harrow, Charterhouse, Rugby, Shrewsbury, Westminster, Winchester, Merchant Taylors' and St Paul's.
Moss was succeeded in 1908 by Cyril Alington, then Master in College at Eton.

Henry VI of England

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It was founded in 1440 by King Henry VI as The King's College of Our Lady of Eton besides Wyndsor, as a sister institution to King's College, Cambridge, making it the 18th-oldest Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference school.
He left a legacy of educational institutions, having founded Eton College, King's College, Cambridge, and All Souls College, Oxford.

St Paul's School, London

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The others are Harrow, Charterhouse, Rugby, Shrewsbury, Westminster, Winchester, Merchant Taylors' and St Paul's.
St Paul's was the largest school in England at its foundation, and its High Master had a salary of 13 shillings and sixpence weekly, which was double that of the contemporary Head Master of Eton College.

Eton, Berkshire

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Eton College is an English independent boarding school for boys in the parish of Eton, near Windsor in Berkshire.
The town is best known as the location of Eton College, a famous public school.

Cyril Alington

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Among headmasters of the 20th century were Cyril Alington, Robert Birley and Anthony Chenevix-Trench.
He was successively the headmaster of Shrewsbury School and Eton College.

M. R. James

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M. R. James was a provost.
Montague Rhodes James (1 August 1862 – 12 June 1936), who published under the name M. R. James, was an English author, medievalist scholar and provost of King's College, Cambridge (1905–18), and of Eton College (1918–36).

Windsor, Berkshire

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Eton College is an English independent boarding school for boys in the parish of Eton, near Windsor in Berkshire.
Visits to the chapel were probably combined with a visit to the important nearby Marian shrine and college at Eton, founded by Henry VI in 1440, and dedicated to the Assumption; which is now better known as Eton College.

Eton Manor Boys' Club

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However over the years much money was raised for the Eton Mission, a fine church by G. F. Bodley was erected; many Etonians visited, and stimulated among other things the Eton Manor Boys' Club, a notable rowing club which has survived the Mission itself, and the 59 Club for motorcyclists.
Eton Manor Boys' Club takes its name from Eton College, which from the 1880s had run a Christian mission to raise living standards in the Hackney Wick area of the East End of London, and from the Manor Farm, bought in 1912 to build a new sports clubhouse.

Anthony Chenevix-Trench

Among headmasters of the 20th century were Cyril Alington, Robert Birley and Anthony Chenevix-Trench.
Appointed headmaster of Eton College in 1963, he broadened the curriculum immensely and introduced a greater focus on achieving strong examination results, but was asked to leave in 1969 after disagreements with housemasters and an unpopular attitude to caning, which became the subject of a press controversy after his death.

William Waynflete

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Eton's first Headmaster, William Waynflete, founder of Magdalen College, Oxford and previously Head Master of Winchester College, built the ante-chapel that completed the chapel.
That Waynflete was at Oxford, and probably a scholar at one of the grammar schools there, before passing on to the higher faculties, is shown by a letter of the Chancellor addressed to him when Provost of Eton College, which speaks of the university as his mother who brought him forth into the light of knowledge and nourished him with the alimony of all the sciences.

Edward Balston

Questioned by the Commission in 1862, head master Edward Balston came under attack for his view that in the classroom little time could be spared for subjects other than classical studies.
Edward Balston (26 November 1817 – 29 November 1891) was an English schoolmaster, Church of England cleric, head master of Eton College from 1862 to 1868 and later Rector of Hitcham, Buckinghamshire, Vicar of Bakewell, Derbyshire, and Archdeacon of Derby.

List of Provosts of Eton College

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The school is headed by a provost and fellows (board of governors) who appoint the head master.
The Provost is the chairman of the Governing Body of Eton College.

David Cameron

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David Cameron was the 19th British prime minister to have attended the school, and recommended that Eton set up a school in the state sector to help drive up standards.
Born in London to an upper middle-class family, Cameron was educated at Heatherdown School, Eton College, and Brasenose College, Oxford.

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

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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".
He then enrolled at Eton College, where he studied from 1781 to 1784.

Evie Hone

The college commissioned replacements by Evie Hone (1949–52) and by John Piper and Patrick Reyntiens (1959 onward).
Her most notable pieces are the East Window in the Chapel at Eton College, which depicts the Crucifixion, and My Four Green Fields, which is now in the Government Buildings in Dublin.

Edward Shepherd Creasy

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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.
He was born the son of a Land Agent in Bexley, Kent, England and educated at Eton College (where he won the Newcastle Scholarship in 1831) and King's College, Cambridge.

Clarendon Commission

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Following complaints about the finances, buildings and management of Eton, the Clarendon Commission was set up in 1861 as a Royal Commission to investigate the state of nine schools in England, including Eton.
The Clarendon Commission was a royal commission established in 1861 to investigate the state of nine leading schools in England, in the wake of complaints about the finances, buildings, and management of Eton College.

Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference

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It was founded in 1440 by King Henry VI as The King's College of Our Lady of Eton besides Wyndsor, as a sister institution to King's College, Cambridge, making it the 18th-oldest Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference school.
J T Hornby, Head Master, Eton College, 1879–80

Robert Birley

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Among headmasters of the 20th century were Cyril Alington, Robert Birley and Anthony Chenevix-Trench.
Sir Robert Birley KCMG (14 July 1903 – 22 July 1982) was an English educationalist who was head master of Charterhouse School, then Eton College, and an anti-apartheid campaigner.