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Location type: School
Location address: United Kingdom, Harrow
Number of texts: 2
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Harrow School, commonly referred to as “Harrow”, is an English independent school for boys situated in the town of Harrow, in north-west London. There is some evidence that there has been a school on the site since 1243, but the Harrow School of today was formally founded by John Lyon under a Royal Charter of Elizabeth I in 1572. Harrow is one of the original nine public schools that were regulated by the Public Schools Act 1868.

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In 1801 Lord Byron was sent to the Harrow School, where he remained until July 1805.

Byron refused to return to Harrow in September 1803 because of his love for Mary Chaworth. In Byron’‘s later memoirs, “Mary Chaworth is portrayed as the first object of his adult sexual feelings.”

Later on het had sexually overt relations experienced with some (male) friends.

Harrow School includes a long line of famous alumni such as eight former Prime Ministers (most notably Winston Churchill and Jawaharlal Nehru).

Here are another few: King Faisal II of Iraq, King Hussein of Jordan, actor James Dreyfus, explorer Joseph Banks, archeologist Arthur Evans, ...

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