Harrow School

school in Harrow, UK

Harrow School is public school for boys in Harrow, London, England. The School was founded in 1572 by John Lyon under a Royal Charter of Elizabeth I, and is one of the original seven public schools that were regulated by the Public Schools Act 1868. Harrow charges up to £12,850 per term, with three terms per academic year (2017/18). Harrow is the fourth most expensive boarding school in the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference.The school has an enrolment of 829 boys all of whom board full-time, in twelve boarding houses. It remains one of four all-boys, full-boarding schools in Britain, the others being Eton, Radley and Winchester. Shrewsbury, Charterhouse, Rugby and Westminster have since become co-educational. Harrow's uniform includes morning suits, straw boater hats, top hats and canes. Its alumni include eight former British or Indian Prime Ministers (including Peel, Palmerston, Baldwin, Churchill and Nehru), foreign politicians, former and current members of both houses of the U.K. Parliament, five kings and several other members of various royal families, three Nobel Prize winners, twenty Victoria Cross and one George Cross holders, and many figures in the arts and sciences.
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Lord Byron

English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement

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Manfred

closet drama by Lord Byron

author: Lord Byron

1817

The Vision of Judgment

book by Lord Byron

author: Lord Byron

1822

The Corsair

1814 tale in verse by George Gordon Byron

author: Lord Byron

1814

Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

poem by Lord Byron

author: Lord Byron

1812

Mazeppa

narrative poem by Lord Byron

author: Lord Byron

1819

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John Mortimer

English barrister, dramatist, screenwriter and author

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19

Rumpole of the Bailey

book by John Mortimer

author: John Mortimer

1978

Summer's Lease

book by John Mortimer

author: John Mortimer

1988

Rumpole's Return

book by John Mortimer

author: John Mortimer

1980

A Voyage Round My Father

play written by John Mortimer

author: John Mortimer

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Alain de Botton

Swiss-born British philosopher and writer

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Simon Sebag Montefiore cover

photo credits: Avjoska - CC-BY-3.0

Simon Sebag Montefiore

British historian

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Wyn Roberts, Baron Roberts of Conwy

British politician

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