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  Eton School Uniform
Colleges in most of the rest of the world are secondary schools, as is Eton College, albeit a prestigious one.
Eton College was founded in 1440, nearly 58 after the founding of Winchester school, by William Waynflete, Bishop of Winchester, under the patronage of Henry VI--the Scholar King, and with the title of "the College of the Blessed Mary of Eaton beside Windsor." The buildings were completed between 1491 and 1523.
Eton College is of course the school most noted for wearing Eton suits as a school uniform.
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  Eton College
The King's College of our Lady of Eton was founded in 1440 by Henry VI as a charity school to provide free education to a small number of poor students who would then go on to King's College, Cambridge.
It is often suggested that the Duke of Wellington claimed "The Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing-fields of Eton".
The provenance for this is dubious: Wellington briefly attended Eton, for which he had no great love, in the late 18th century, when the school had no playing fields or organised team sports, and the phrase wsa first recorded three years after the Duke's death.
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 The Eton Suit
The Eton suit is probably the only instance of a specific school uniform (that of the younger boys of Eton College) becoming a general juvenile fashion.
Winston Churchill, the grandson of the wartime prime minister who attended Eton in the mid-1950s, recalled with obvious pain in his autobiography, that 'I, being among the smallest boys in the school, was required to wear a short Eton jacket, colloqially known asa bum-freezer, together with a broad and most uncomfortable starched collar.
Indeed, Etons were the mark of the well-born boy and although later unmasked as an impostor, Freddie Bartholemew cuts a convincingly aristocratic figure in the prewar film Lord Jeff.
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 Reference for Eton College - Search.com
It is located in Eton, near Windsor in England, north of Windsor Castle, and is one of the original nine English public schools as defined by the Public Schools Act 1868.
Eton College boards approximately 1,306 boys (15 per cent from overseas) between the ages of 13 and 18 (roughly 250 in each year) at a charge of £26,490 (approximately US$53,000 or €39000) per year.
Eton College was founded in 1440 by Henry VI as a charity school to provide free education to seventy poor boys who would then go on to King's College, Cambridge, a constituent college of the University of Cambridge, which he also founded in 1441 This was a copy of William de Wykeham Winchester, Oxford link.
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 Eton College Turns to Extreme Networks for Network Modernisation Project
Eton College sets high standards in education - all pupils have laptops connected to the network in their study-bedrooms and the school will implement wireless access points to facilitate interactive learning from January 2007.
"Eton College is committed to helping pupils to use both internal and Internet-based learning resources to further their studies, yet we are also their temporary guardians during term time.
Eton has established virtual LANs to segment the IT infrastructure logically by user group so that traffic from school masters, pupils and the schools administrative and management staff are kept separate.
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 Eton College - TvWiki, the free encyclopedia
Image:EtonChapel20040214CopyrightKaihsuTai.png Eton College boards approximately 1,290 boys between the ages of 13 and 18 (roughly 250 in each year) at a cost of up to £23,000 (GBP) a year.
Image:EtonQuad20040214CopyrightKaihsuTai.png Eton College was founded in 1440 by Henry VI as a charity school to provide free education to seventy poor students who would then go on to King's College, Cambridge, a constituent college of the University of Cambridge, which he also founded in 1441.
Eton is modelled on Winchester College, and became popular in the 17th century.
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 Eton College – FREE Eton College Information | Encyclopedia.com: Find Eton College Research
Eton Caravan Park; College fight to evict 200 gipsies from soccer pitch.
It is known chiefly for Eton College, largest and most famous of the English public schools, founded with King's College, Cambridge, by King Henry VI in 1440...
He was master of Winchester College before 1429, and in 1443 he became provost of the newly founded Eton College.
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 Pilot Guides.com: A priviliged education: Eton College
Eton is the home of England's most posh public school - a testament to fine education and proof that the English class system is still well and truly alive.
Eton claims to educate without arrogance, a bold statement for an institution that essentially serves to gentrify the upper classes.
Eton is the most prestigious school in the country for boys aged thirteen to eighteen with past pupils including both Prince William and Prince Harry - the second and third in line to the Commonwealth throne.
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 United Kingdom's Eton College Selects Extreme Networks for Infrastructure Upgrade - Technology - RedOrbit
To support its mission, Eton College required the very latest solutions from Extreme Networks(R) that support current expanding network requirements, such as full-motion video and 100 Mbps connections to the desktop, while also providing a foundation for future plans, including IP telephony and a strategy for personalized learning.
Eton College also needed the flexibility to control access on both a PC-by-PC and user-by-user basis cost effectively connecting all 400 buildings owned by the school in a single Local Area Network (LAN) design.
"Eton College is committed to helping pupils to use both internal and Internet-based learning resources to further their studies, yet we are also in loco parentis during term time," said Liam Maxwell, Head of ICT at Eton College.
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 HOASM: The Eton Choirbook   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Eton choirbook is by far the most important of the few English sources surviving from the first part of our period: in fact it is unquestionably one of the greatest monuments of English music in any age.
The origin and early history of the magnificent Eton style are obscure, because of the paucity of late fifteenth-century sources and the lack of precise chronological data about individual works or composers' lives and movements.
But it is clear from the distinctive character of the Eton style that by the 1470s at the latest (given William Horwood's death in 1484) English music was developing more or less in isolation from the 'mainstream' of activity in France and the Netherlands.
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 Eton School
Eton College was founded in 1440, nearly 58 years after the founding of Winchester school, by William Waynflete, Bishop of Winchester, under the patronage of Henry VI--the Scholar King, and with the title of "the College of the Blessed Mary of Eaton beside Windsor." The buildings were completed between 1491 and 1523.
Other chanes at Eton was the the establishment of cominensales or commoners who lived in the town of Eton and paid for their education.
Eton hold its principal annual celebration on the 4th of June which is the birthday of King George III, who had a special fondness for the school.
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 Things to Do in Windsor - Tourist Attractions Windsor
Eton College was founded in 1440 by King Henry VI to provide free education for 70 poor scholars who would then go on to further their education at King’s College, Cambridge.
Eton has educated 18 former British Prime Ministers including the Duke of Wellington, Walpole, Pitt the Elder, MacMillan and Douglas-Home.
Guided tours of the College are a fascinating experience and include the Cloisters, the College Chapel, the oldest classroom in the College and the Museum of Eton Life.
www.windsor.gov.uk /site/things-to-do/eton-college-p57063   (340 words)

  
 Eton College - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Eton College, private school (known as a “public school” in England) in Eton, Berkshire, England.
- prep school in Eton: a prep school in the town of Eton, in southeastern England.
The King's College of Our Lady of Eton beside Windsor, commonly known as Eton College or just Eton, is a public school (privately funded and independent) for boys, founded in...
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 Windsor Festival : Venues : Eton College
In 1440 King Henry VI founded Eton College in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Built by Henry VI, the founder of the College, the Chapel is a fine example of perpendicular architecture.
Eton College’s only theatrical venue is the Farrer Theatre.
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 Eton College
Eton College is a name synonymous with quality.
With 15 different catering sites spread around the college, many in very old premises, and a growth in catering operations, there was a need to ensure quality and a degree of standardisation at each facility.
Carford have provided the necessary tools to allow Eton College to offer their customers a service that is reliable, functional and stylish.
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 Eton’s History
In 1440 Henry VI founded ‘The King’s College of Our Lady of Eton beside Windsor’; and, a year later, King’s College Cambridge, which was to be supplied with scholars from Eton.
To this end Henry lavished on Eton a substantial income from land, and a huge collection of holy relics among which were fragments of what were supposed to be the True Cross and the Crown of Thorns.
A former Provost of Eton, Bishop Waynflete, came to the rescue of the College and arranged for the choir to be roofed in wood and for the west end to be completed by the addition of the Antechapel (1479–82).
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 Eton College
Most prestigious of English public schools (that is, private schools) for boys, in Eton.
Eton was founded in 1440 by Henry VI as a grammar school and, after a stormy history which included a rebellion by pupils in 1783, became dominated by the sons of the aristocracy and the wealthy middle classes.
Prince William became a student at Eton in 1995.
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 Windsor and Eton travel guide - Wikitravel
Windsor and Eton [1] are twin towns, in Berkshire, in the South East of England, separated by the River Thames and joined together by Windsor Bridge.
Eton is a rather smaller town, largely dominated by Eton College, the ancient public (US English:private) school which educates most of England's establishment (especially those who go on to become politicians, judges and diplomats).
Windsor and Eton Central is the terminus of a frequent shuttle to Slough station, which gives interchange to frequent local trains on the London Paddington to Reading line and to the few fast trains which stop at Slough.
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 EFA: A Brief History of Eton Fives
The shape of the current court derives from the side of the chapel at Eton College, which was supported by buttresses that formed bays in which the boys could play.
The Laws of Eton Fives, replacing Ainger's rules, were published in March 1931 by the Eton Fives Association after consultation with all the fives-playing schools.
The Hill Eton Fives Club was the first club which specifically set out the encourage those who had not played at school to take up the game.
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 Eton College - SchoolFinder
Eton College is a career college in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Eton College is an accredited college of the Private Career Training Institutions Agency (PCTIA) of British Columbia.
Eton College is proud to offer a practicum for qualified students in every discipline.
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  Eton College Chapel by CANALETTO
The college and its chapel are depicted as though seen from the east, across the river Thames.
A number of the buildings near to them seem to have been invented by Canaletto, and the scene as a whole, which follows a composition established in a drawing by the artist, therefore appears to be a subtle capriccio.
The view may not be an accurate record, but it is carefully composed, with the tree framing it at the left and a darkened foreground leading the eye of the viewer on into the middle-distance.
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 Families Online - Junior Scholarships at Eton College
Eton would like to take four bright boys, aged about 10, out of state school each year and educate them until they are 18, something that would normally cost each set of parents around £130,000.
Eton would place the so-called “junior scholars” in a good local preparatory school for two or three years, and then take them at 13 as boarders for five years.
But Eton is determined that the parents of their junior scholars will only be asked to contribute what they can afford, meaning that even sons of unemployed parents can accept.
www.familiesonline.co.uk /article/articleview/356/1/83   (1202 words)

  
 Eton College Choir
Eton College, England's most famous "public school," was founded in 1440 by King Henry VI across the Thames from, and nearly in the shadow of, Windsor Castle.
The Duke of Wellington's oft quoted remark that the battle of Waterloo was "won on the playing fields of Eton," hints at the wealth of leadership Eton College has contributed to England over the centuries, including 19 prime ministers, and in recent years, Prince William and Prince Harry.
The result is a particularly rewarding sound--the richness of a treble section whose members frequently have the experience of having been Head Choristers in cathedral choirs and the vitality of mens sections whose members are still deeply involved in the personal discovery of their art form.
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