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Winchester College


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William of Wykeham (1324—1404) bishop of Winchester, administrator, and founder of Winchester College and New College, Oxford

William I (1028—1087) king of England and duke of Normandy

 

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In about 1330 William of Wykeham attended a grammar school in Winchester. He later incorporated it in a new establishment, St Mary College of Winchester, founded by charter on 20 October 1382. The scholars, selected on a nation‐wide basis, were prepared for entry to New College, Oxford, which Wykeham had founded in 1369.

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