The New Student's Reference Work/Harrow

Har′row, a great English public school, is located at Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex. The school was founded in 1571 by an English yeoman, John Lyon. At first merely local, in 1660 the school began to attract pupils from a distance. Harrow School has upwards of 600 pupils, whose instruction and discipline follow the Etonian model. The great linguist and oriental scholar, Sir William Jones, was educated at Harrow; as were Lord Palmerston, Lord Shaftesbury, Archbishop Trench, Bruce the African explorer, Reel, Admiral Rodney, Byron, Sheridan, Anthony Trollope, Theodore Hook, Merivale and Cardinal Manning. The town has an interesting memorial in the church of St. Mary, said to have been founded by Archbishop Lanfranc.