A History of Harrow School, 1324-1991
Harrow School rose from being one of scores of local grammar schools founded in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to become the second most famous school in the English-speaking world. Still shorthand for social exclusivity, its development supplies insights into British educational,cultural, and political history, as well as providing evidence for the study of public schools in general, one of Britain's most idiosyncratic yet successful social inventions. Avoiding polemic or apologia, this new history of Harrow, the first for over half a century, and the first to be based on unfettered access to the school and governors' archives, investigates the school's governors, masters, pupils, finances, social position, and curriculum, within the context ofshifting political, cultural, and educational circumstances. It is a contribution to the social history of Britain as well as a critical study of a famous school. Unusually for school histories, this book, supported by a full academic apparatus of source references, frankly confronts the school'sfailings as well as its successes; its financial, educational, and sexual scandals as openly as its well-publicized eminence as the school of Byron, Churchill (and six other British prime ministers), and Nehru.
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List of Plates xii
The Origins of a National Institution
The Restoration School 16611691
Heirs and Graces 16911746
The Classical School 1746178 5
Joseph Drury and Byrons Harrow
Charles John Vaughan 18451859
Montagu Butler Sentiment
The Origins of a Modern School
Changing Identities 19141991
Teachers and Taught 19141991
academic appointed assistant masters Bases Attempted became boarders boarding Boissier Bowen British Opinion Butler Byron Cambridge cent century Chapel Charles Wordsworth Christopher Wordsworth Church Clarendon Commission classical cricket curriculum Drury Drury's election English Eton fees Ford Free Scholars G. M. Trevelyan George Butler governors Graham Grammar School Harrow Football Harrow Register Harrow School Register Head Master Heath Hill housemasters Howson and Townsend Ibid income increasingly James June Laborde later Leo Amery less letter Lionel Ford London Longley Lord Lyon's maths Minchin Northwick Norwood numbers old boys Old Harrovian Old Harrow Days Oxford parents parish Parr passim Percy Thornton political public school pupils reform Rugby scholarship schoolmaster Schools and British Sixth Form social songs sport statutes success successor Sumner teaching Thornton Townsend Warner traditional Trust tutor Usher Vaughan Vellacott Venables Welldon William Wordsworth