Eton College was founded in 1440 by Henry VI as “Kynge’s College of Our Ladye of Eton besyde Windesore”. Henry wanted his subjects to have the opportunities of gaining knowledge that he had enjoyed, and he made provision for 70 poor boys, known as King’s Scholars, to be housed and educated at Eton free of charge.
Eton College (/ ˈ iː t ən /) is a public school in Eton, Berkshire, England. It was founded in 1440 by Henry VI under the name Kynge's College of Our Ladye of Eton besyde Windesore, making it the 18th-oldest school in the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC).
17 de ago. de 2023 · Eton College, boarding school near Windsor, Berkshire, one of England ’s largest independent secondary schools and one of the highest in prestige. It was founded by Henry VI in 1440–41 for 70 highly qualified boys who received scholarships from a fund endowed by the king.
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Eton College foi fundada em 1440 pelo rei Henrique VI, como uma escola de caridade para proporcionar educação gratuita para setenta estudantes pobres que então iriam para o King's College (Cambridge), uma faculdade constituinte da Universidade de Cambridge, fundada também pelo rei em 1441.