Winchester College


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Education William Empson
Sent to preparatory school at the age of seven, WE obtained the rest of his education on scholarships, first at Winchester School , where his schoolmates included future academics William Hayter and John Sparrow and...
Education John Norris
He was educated at Winchester College and at Exeter College, Oxford .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Education Thomas Otway
He attended, briefly, Winchester College and Christ Church, Oxford .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Education Githa Sowerby
As an adult GS keenly regretted the inadequacy of her education. She shared a governess with her sisters, while her sporty, unbookish brother was sent to Winchester , a highly academic public school. She...
Education Anthony Trollope
AT attended first Harrow School (where, though he was too young for the regular intake, he had a free place because his father had bought a house in the district), then a private school in...
Family and Intimate relationships Jane Warton
JW 's brothers, Joseph (her elder by two years) and Thomas (her younger by six), each made a name for himself in the literary and academic worlds. Joseph was Headmaster of Winchester College (a public...
Family and Intimate relationships Lady Cynthia Asquith
Cynthia had met Herbert (Beb) in Dresden in 1903-4 through his sister Violet, when she was sixteen and Beb (born in 1881) was twenty-two. His mother had died in 1891, and three years later his...
Family and Intimate relationships Sarah, Lady Pennington
Their eldest son, John , was born at Bath and baptised in Bath Abbey on 22 May 1741. After two years at Winchester College he joined the army at about fifteen. He resigned his commission...
Family and Intimate relationships Charlotte Smith
Lionel (born next after Lucy and baptised on 11 November 1777) achieved a distinguished army career and also took after his mother in being something of a radical. In 1793, as a boy at Winchester School
Friends, Associates Jane Cave
It is possible, though this is speculative, that JC became acquainted while living at Winchester with the hymn-writer Anne Steele (who lived not far away), with Anna Seward and Hannah More (who were friends of...
Leisure and Society Mary Seacole
A bust of MS was sculpted by Henry Weekes in 1859. She had already been sketched, while in Crimea, by the war artist William Simpson . She was later the subject of another sculpture (by...
Literary Setting Beatrice Harraden
The stories, not arranged chronologically, cover periods from the ancient Greeks and Romans through the middle ages. Named characters include William of Wykeham (founder of Winchester College and of New College, Oxford ), the pioneer...
Other Life Event Charlotte Yonge
A subscription was raised at Winchester School to found a scholarship in honour of CY , to take boys from the school on to Oxford or Cambridge .
Hayter, Alethea. Charlotte Yonge. Northcote House.
Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder.
Publishing Jane Cave
The publisher was J. Sadler . JC dedicated this first book to its subscribers. Their names fill fifty-two closely-printed columns, and are drawn from an area which is arguably centred on Winchester but which reaches...


About 1800: By now more than 70% of peers' eldest sons...

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About 1800

By now more than 70% of peers' eldest sons were educated at one of four top public schools: Eton , Harrow , Westminster , and Winchester .


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