Education: Changing Eton

Into a beautiful little town across the Thames from Windsor Castle, with narrow streets, ancient Gothic and Tudor buildings and the fairest cricket pitch in England, visitors poured last week until it looked like a crowded London suburb. All came to see a 100-year-old ceremony at a 500-year-old school—Eton's famed Fourth of June festival celebrating the birthday of Patron George III. They looked at the playing fields where Waterloo was won, watched the fireworks, the traditional cricket matches, the river procession of ten racing shells. They were no end impressed by the strange little chaps who on this day not only...

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