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The Origins of a National Institution

Christopher Tyerman

in A History of Harrow School 1324–1991

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227960
eISBN:
9780191678776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227960.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Modern History

The first decades of the new Free Grammar School have traditionally been dismissed as Harrow's ‘Dark Ages’, the history of its Head Masters ‘scrappy and uninteresting’. It has been argued that only ... More


Eton Rules

Christopher Tyerman

in A History of Harrow School 1324–1991

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227960
eISBN:
9780191678776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227960.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Modern History

The Harrow School governors' policy of appointing Etonian Head Masters reached its consummation and faced its severest challenge between 1746 and 1785. The social and commercial success already ... More


Charles John Vaughan, 1845–1859

Christopher Tyerman

in A History of Harrow School 1324–1991

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227960
eISBN:
9780191678776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227960.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Modern History

On January 22, 1845, the Easter Term began at Harrow School under a new Head Master, a twenty-eight-year-old clergyman and former Cambridge don with no previous experience of being a schoolmaster. ... More


Clouded Eminence: Teachers and Taught, 1914–1991

Christopher Tyerman

in A History of Harrow School 1324–1991

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227960
eISBN:
9780191678776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227960.003.0018
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Modern History

In an institution whose Head possessed dictatorial powers of decision, arbitration, appointment, dismissal, and patronage, deference was not restricted to pupils. James Welldon had identified ... More


The Commonwealth

Mcintyre W. David

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205661
eISBN:
9780191676741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.003.0035
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

Fugitive uses of ‘Commonwealth’ for Empire-as-a-family-of countries appeared before American independence and appeared again after mid-Victorian times. The supreme irony of the Statute of Westminster ... More


The University and the Colleges

L. W. B. Brockliss

in The University of Oxford: A History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199243563
eISBN:
9780191778698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243563.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The chapter begins by looking at the evolution in Oxford’s governance in the century following the Reformation, and charts the growth of a new collegiate university where virtually all students lived ... More


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