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The King's nurseries. : the story of Westminster School

Author: John Field
Publisher: London : James & James, 1987.
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Westminster is unique among major public schools in that it remains in the heart of London, on the site of its medieval beginnings. As a result its history is continuoulsy intertwined with the momentous state events and political turmoils of the capital. It has enjoyed royal patronage and a fair share of political influence. But its position close to the seat of power has also sometimes been dangerous. Its principal  Read more...
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Field, John, 1941-
King's nurseries.
London : James & James, 1987
(OCoLC)571036475
Online version:
Field, John, 1941-
King's nurseries.
London : James & James, 1987
(OCoLC)608350068
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Field
ISBN: 0907383017 9780907383017
OCLC Number: 60044712
Notes: Includes index.
Ill on lining papers.
Description: 144 pages : illustrations (some color), 1 map, facsimiles, plans, portraits (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Before 1540 - Le Sopehous now called the Scolehous; his highnes scole - 1540-1603; gloves for Mr Busby - 1603-1695; polite young ruffians - 1695-1803; ready to fight everybody - 1803-1919; zeal for a crisis - 1919-1945; dear liberated one - 1945-1986; the school buildings; selected list of old Westminsters.
Responsibility: John Field.

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Westminster is unique among major public schools in that it remains in the heart of London on the site of its medieval beginnings. Hence this history of the school is continuously intertwined with  Read more...

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