New College School, Oxford

New College School, Oxford : A History

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New College School is one of the oldest continually functioning schools in the United Kingdom and, indeed, the world. It was founded in 1379 by William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester, to provide choristers for the chapel of New College, Oxford. Since then the School has had a peripatetic existence, occupying prime locations in the centre of a beautiful university city. Its pupils have witnessed centuries of dramatic history, including being inspected by Tudor monarchs during the Reformation and being forced out of their schoolroom during the English Civil War. The School has also grown over the centuries to include many more boys than those of the original choral foundation, educating and preparing them all for distinguished careers and fulfilled lives.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 149 x 210 x 7mm | 182g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 33 b/w; 62 col
  • 0747813418
  • 9780747813415
  • 1,771,807

Table of contents

Foreword / Foundations / Reformation, Civil War and Restoration / Badger and St. Mary's / The Carters / Hamilton Baynes and `The Hobbit' / The Modern School / Old Boys / Postscript: On Choristersshow more

About Matthew Jenkinson

Matthew Jenkinson received his doctorate from Merton College, Oxford. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the author of Culture and Politics at the Court of Charles II, 1660-1685, as well as many articles on history, literature and education.show more