James John Hornby

James John Hornby

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John James Hornby C.V.O. was an English rower, and headmaster of Eton College from 1868 to 1884.Hornby was born at Winwick, the third son of Admiral Sir Phipps Hornby and his wife Sophia Maria Burgoyne, eldest daughter of Sir John Burgoyne. He was educated at Eton, where he did not row, but played in the Eton cricket eleven in 1845. Hornby went to Balliol College, Oxford and rowed bow for Oxford in the second Boat Race of 1849, which Oxford won on a foul by bumping Cambridge when Cambridge were in Oxford's water. He was No. 3 in the O.U.B.C. crews that won the Grand Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta in 1850 and 1851 when there was no Boat Race on the Tideway in either year
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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 186g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 613495943X
  • 9786134959438