"At Eton he had been called “Peacock,” and this nick-name had followed him up to Oxford. "

Eton College is an exclusive school for boys aged thirteen to eighteen. Along with schools such as Harrow, Winchester, Rugby and Charterhouse, Eton is among those English boarding schools traditionally considered to be educational institutions for the nobility and the privileged.


Located near Windsor, Eton is one of the original nine English public schools to be defined under the Public Schools Act of 1868, but it was founded much earlier, in 1440, by King Henry VI (1421-1471). The establishment of Eton College and Cambridge University’s King’s College are among the most enduring achievements of Henry VI.


A video tour of Eton