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Winchester College Publication

Winchester College War Inscriptions

Publié sur dans “Éducation, Éducation”, langue – English. 8 pages.
The 30 years preceding the Great War were the golden age of the public school”, comments Budge Firth in his history of Winchester College. “There was a wave of high confidence. It all seemed too good to be true; and alas! For us, as for the other great schools, it could not permanently endure.” Plus
An eighteenth-century ship model at Winchester College. On 20th November 1759, at the Battle of Quiberon Bay, the French warship Formidable was captured by HMS Resolution . Her crew were taken prisoner and brought to Winchester, where they were incarcerated in the former royal palace known as the ‘King’s House’. There, to pass the time, the prisoners constructed a detailed and impressive model of their former ship. An inscription on the model’s hull records that it was made in 1760. Plus
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