Harrow School


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Birth Sylvia Townsend Warner
She was an only child. According to William Maxwell (an editor of her letters, to whom she dictated notes in 1966), her birth was marked by what amounted to portents. Her mother went into labour...
Education Flora Annie Steel
Flora was encouraged to continue her education for herself in books, sketching, and the piano. Her singing was later admired by the music master of Harrow School (which her brothers attended), and she created miniature...
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...
Education George Gordon, sixth Baron Byron
His education began in earnest with attendance at Aberdeen grammar school, from which, via a small private school in Dulwich, he made the transition to Harrow School and then to Trinity College, Cambridge .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.oxforddnb.com/.
Education Lady Colin Campbell
Back from continental Europe, Gertrude and her sister Mary were educated by governesses at home, while their brother received his schooling in England, at Harrow . Although the girls' lessons consisted of the usual singing...
Family and Intimate relationships Emmuska, Baroness Orczy
John Montagu Orczy Barstow , or Jack, born in 1899, was educated at a prep school and then at Harrow , where, his mother says, he never won a prize. His parents would console him...
Family and Intimate relationships Sylvia Townsend Warner
Before she was twenty STW embarked on a lengthy affair with distinguished musicologist Dr Percy Buck , music master at Harrow School , which lasted until 1930.
Baldwin, Dean, editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 139. Gale Research.
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Mulford, Wendy. This Narrow Place. Pandora.
Family and Intimate relationships Augusta Gregory
In 1895 Robert was awarded a scholarship to attend Harrow and study the classics. After an undistinguished career there, he went on to Oxford , where he became an amateur boxer. Later he aspired to...
Occupation Mary Shelley
MS supported herself and Percy Florence through her writing—novels and journalism—and editing. He, through her earnings, was educated at Harrow School and Cambridge University . She also supported her aging father until his death in 1836.
Hill-Miller, Katherine C. ’My Hideous Progeny’: Mary Shelley, William Godwin, and the Father-Daughter Relationship. University of Delaware Press; Associated University Presses.
Shelley, Mary. “Introduction”. Lodore, edited by Lisa Vargo, Broadview, pp. 9-45.
Publishing Jean Middlemass
Mary Jane (later Jean) Middlemass began to write at an early age, in a privately circulated magazine printed by her father . Other contributors were her brothers, and some of their classmates from Harrow School .
Black, Helen C. Notable Women Authors of the Day. D. Bryce.
Reception Naomi Mitchison
The book was attacked on its appearance as anti-Christian, in an open letter to the press, signed by most of the Establishment including both English archbishops and the headmasters of Eton and Harrow . NM
Residence Mary Shelley
MS lived in Portman Square, London; she then moved to Harrow, so that her son, who had entered Harrow School , should not have to board (and pay extra fees).
Mellor, Anne K. Mary Shelley: Her Life, Her Fiction, Her Monsters. Routledge.
Shelley, Mary. “Introduction”. Lodore, edited by Lisa Vargo, Broadview, pp. 9-45.
Residence Annie Besant
In 1855, after the death of Annie's father and of her younger brother Alfred, her mother moved with the remaining children to Harrow. There she boarded Harrow School boys to support herself and to...
Textual Production Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire
As a child, Georgiana Spencer wrote poems, stories, and playlets for family performance, about heroines in need of rescue. When her brother went to Harrow she wrote him verse letters which he passed round among...
Textual Production Augusta Gregory
AG wrote another wonder playAristotle's Bellows, first produced by the Abbey Theatre Company on 17 March 1921, as well as a children's play, The Jester, written at her grandson's request to be...


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 .

1858: F. W. Farrar, at that time a master at Harrow...

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F. W. Farrar , at that time a master at Harrow School , published Eric, or Little by Little, a more Evangelical rival to Tom Brown's Schooldays by Thomas Hughes , issued the previous year.

Around 1883: The Church of England Purity Society struck...

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Around 1883

The Church of England Purity Society struck a special Schoolmasters' Committee to investigate the incidence of masturbation in public schools.


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