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A History of Norwich School: King Edward VI's Grammar School at Norwich

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Title:A History of Norwich School: King Edward VI's Grammar School at Norwich
Price:GBP£12.00 (about USD$15.10)
Book ID:B009-3680
Publisher:Friends of Norwich School, Norwich, Norfolk, 1991
Edition:First Edition
Condition:Fine Condition
Dust Jacket:No Dust Jacket
Friends of Norwich School, 1991, Softcover, Book Condition: Fine Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition

Many of the leading British schools have recently published Histories of themselves or are about to do so. Norwich has decided not to be behindhand, especially as its record over the centuries has been an outstanding one which deserves commemoration. The present foundation derives from a patent of King Edward VI issued in 1547, but his new school carried on the traditions of learning pioneered from the end of the eleventh century by its ecclesiastical predecessors. Devoted mainly to the study of the Classics until the early twentieth century, it has since established itself in many Humanities subjects and in Natural Sciences, as well as encouraging a multiplicity of "other activities" outside the classroom. The impressive list of Old Boys includes distinguished soldiers, the greatest of all admirals, an archbishop and numerous other bishops, formidable judges, scholars and literary men, and latterly scientists and leaders of commerce and industry. Intra muros a long list of characters has added spice to its annals. Few similar institutions can have enjoyed the ministrations of such outstanding and idiosyn-cratic headmasters as Dr. Parr, Mr. Valpy, Dr. Jessopp and Stuart Andrews. Of these Parr was possibly the greatest scholar, Valpy the severest disciplinarian, and Jessopp and Andrews the most far-seeing and innovative. There has not been space for study of the ushers and assistant masters, but many of them too were gifted men and memorable characters. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 240 pages. Blue & black titles spine. illustrated by b/w. drawings with colour & b/w. photo's.. Includes bibliography & index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Education; History; East Anglia; Norfolk; England; Genealogy & Local History. ISBN: 0951856111. ISBN/EAN: 9780951856116. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3680.
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