Eton College


Eton College
noun
a public school for boys founded in 1440; located in Berkshire
Hypernyms: ↑public school
Part Holonyms: ↑Berkshire

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Eton [Eton] (also fml Eton College)
an English ↑public school for boys near ↑Windsor in Berkshire, started in 1440 by King ↑Henry VI. Its students are mainly from rich families, and many of Britain’s public figures were educated there. Its former students are known as Old Etonians. There is a strong sense of competition between Eton and Harrow, another boys’ public school

Princes William and Harry were sent to Eton.


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