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Decadence and Change, 1805–1844

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/9780198227960.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Modern History

Early 19th-century Harrow witnessed the school's descent from the second most popular and, for its meagre endowment, easily the most successful public school in England to one facing closure. In ... More


Clouded Eminence: Teachers and Taught, 1914–1991

Christopher Tyerman

in A History of Harrow School 1324–1991

Published in print:
2000
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October 2011
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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 Cult of Harrow: Montagu Butler, Sentiment, and Success, 1860–1885

Christopher Tyerman

in A History of Harrow School 1324–1991

Published in print:
2000
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October 2011
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9780198227960
eISBN:
9780191678776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227960.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Modern History

In twenty-five years, Montagu Butler admitted more than 4,000 boys to Harrow School, securing its status as a national institution. When advising his successor on teaching the Upper Fourth in 1879, ... More


Imperial Harrow: The Origins of a Modern School, 1885–1914

Christopher Tyerman

in A History of Harrow School 1324–1991

Published in print:
2000
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October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227960
eISBN:
9780191678776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227960.003.0015
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Modern History

On June 15, 1912, King George V and Queen Mary attended Speech Day at Harrow School, receiving a loyal address from the boys, hearing songs, and taking tea with the Head Master and a fair proportion ... More


A Glittering Scene: Joseph Drury and Byron’s Harrow, 1785–1805

Christopher Tyerman

in A History of Harrow School 1324–1991

Published in print:
2000
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October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227960
eISBN:
9780191678776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227960.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Modern History

Harrow School at the end of the 18th century presents a deceptive image. As with English society itself, behind the successful pursuit and maintenance of traditional outward forms and structures, ... More


Charles John Vaughan, 1845–1859

Christopher Tyerman

in A History of Harrow School 1324–1991

Published in print:
2000
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October 2011
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9780198227960
eISBN:
9780191678776
Item type:
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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


Changing Identities, 1914–1991

Christopher Tyerman

in A History of Harrow School 1324–1991

Published in print:
2000
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October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227960
eISBN:
9780191678776
Item type:
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227960.003.0017
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Modern History

A Harrow School master in the 1950s was struck by its relevance half a century on. Twenty years later boys remained subject to rules of privilege, such as not rolling umbrellas or visiting other ... More


Introduction

Christopher Tyerman

in A History of Harrow School 1324–1991

Published in print:
2000
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October 2011
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9780198227960
eISBN:
9780191678776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227960.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Modern History

Harrow could be said to be the second most famous school in the English-speaking world, its name synonymous with class, social division, and privileged education. A very English phenomenon, it still ... More


Eton Rules

Christopher Tyerman

in A History of Harrow School 1324–1991

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2000
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October 2011
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9780198227960
eISBN:
9780191678776
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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


The Classical School, 1746–1785

Christopher Tyerman

in A History of Harrow School 1324–1991

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2000
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October 2011
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9780198227960
eISBN:
9780191678776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227960.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Modern History

The arrival of Thomas Thackeray as Head Master in the Summer of 1746 marks an epoch in the history of Harrow School. Within a generation, the school acquired characteristics of a national ... More


Heirs and Graces, 1691–1746

Christopher Tyerman

in A History of Harrow School 1324–1991

Published in print:
2000
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October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227960
eISBN:
9780191678776
Item type:
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227960.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Modern History

The election of Thomas Bryan in June 1691 confirmed Harrow School's association with Eton College and King's College which lasted a hundred years. A scholar of Eton, Bryan set the tone for the next ... More


Origins

Christopher Tyerman

in A History of Harrow School 1324–1991

Published in print:
2000
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October 2011
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9780198227960
eISBN:
9780191678776
Item type:
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227960.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Modern History

By his own admission, John Lyon did not found Harrow School. The Charter he obtained from Queen Elizabeth I dated February 19, 1572, explicitly stated that he was re-endowing an existing school. ... More


The Origins of a National Institution

Christopher Tyerman

in A History of Harrow School 1324–1991

Published in print:
2000
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October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227960
eISBN:
9780191678776
Item type:
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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


Challenges Old and New: Politics, Governors, and Money in the Twentieth Century

Christopher Tyerman

in A History of Harrow School 1324–1991

Published in print:
2000
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October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227960
eISBN:
9780191678776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227960.003.0016
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Modern History

Montagu Butler echoed with clarity his apologia to the Clarendon Commissioners in 1862, arguing that the ‘distinctive nature of Harrow must be preserved’. Such continued confidence in Harrow School's ... More


Creation

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/9780198227960.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Modern History

Of the personality of John Lyon we know almost nothing. Sentimentalists have endowed him with many virtues, from visionary prophecy to the ruddy, healthy independence of the archerypal English ... More


A History of Harrow School 1324–1991

Christopher Tyerman

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227960
eISBN:
9780191678776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227960.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Modern History

Harrow School is the second most famous school in the English-speaking world. This book provides a modern history of the school, and, supported by a full academic apparatus of source references, it ... More


Conclusion

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/9780198227960.003.0019
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Modern History

Since the 18th century, the myth or myths of Harrow School provided consistent support to the practical efforts of governors and masters to sustain the institution. The memories of former schoolboys ... More


Reform

Christopher Tyerman

in A History of Harrow School 1324–1991

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2000
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October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227960
eISBN:
9780191678776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227960.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Modern History

Of all the 19th-century Royal Commissions of inquiry and subsequent reforms of established English institutions such as the army, civil service, and universities, the oddest by far concerned public ... More


The Restoration School, 1661–1691

Christopher Tyerman

in A History of Harrow School 1324–1991

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2000
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October 2011
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9780198227960
eISBN:
9780191678776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227960.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Modern History

Within thirty years of William Hide's resignation, Harrow School had become a recognized competitor for the education of the gentry, a ‘public school’ in England. A barometer of this progress was the ... More


Birth

Christopher Tyerman

in A History of Harrow School 1324–1991

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2000
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October 2011
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9780198227960
eISBN:
9780191678776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227960.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Modern History

When John Lyon's wife Joan died on August 27, 1608, the governors entered into full possession and control of the Lyon trusts and endowments. Their behaviour over the following few years would ... More


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