Education: The Blues

"Lord," cried the ailing young King Edward VI, as he signed his name to the charter, "I yield Thee most hearty thanks that Thou hast given me life thus long, to finish this work to the glory of Thy name." A few days later, the King was dead. But the work he performed that day in 1553 lived and flourished. The charter which he signed was a "passinge dede of pittie" to incorporate a school for the children of the poor. Last week all of London was helping to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Edward VI's Christ's Hospital—the only "public school"...

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