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  • n. a public school for boys founded in 1440; located in Berkshire

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  • It happened some two or three summers ago, that he invited one of the boys from Eton College, which is near Windsor, to spend a day with him at the castle.

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  • The chapel of the King's College of Our Lady of Eton beside Windsor, commonly known as Eton College, founded in 1440 by King Henry VI.

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  • Eton College, which is generally regarded as Britain's most prestigious private school, and at John Major).

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  • Ralph Allwood, formerly Precentor and dir of Music at Eton College, for serv Choral Music.

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  • At the moment, it is a coalition that includes most independent schools, from the small proprietor-owned schools in the Independent Schools Association to the likes of Eton College, with fees of £30,000 a year.

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  • The threat to the ISC's role as the voice of independent schools to politicians and the wider public has come from the elite group of public schools that includes Westminster School and Eton College, The Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference HMC.

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  • That view is echoed by Nicholas Fugler, director of retail at Jermyn Street tailor New & Lingwood, suppliers to Eton College, the private boys' school attended by Britain's elite, including Prime Minister David Cameron.

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  • Like polo or lacrosse, it's played by a small social elite, with a blue-blood appeal limited to alumni from the handful of institutions which have courts—places like Oxford, Cambridge or Eton College, the famous boarding school where British royals are educated.

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  • In the case of Winchester and Eton fives, the left-hand wall features a buttress halfway up, which is based on buttresses found on the exterior of the Eton College chapel.

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  • Education: Heatherdown preparatory school, Berkshire, and Eton College.

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