ETON'S FAMOUS STUDENTSMany famous Britians were educated at this school, including Princes William and Harry. Prime Minister David Cameron also went there. George Orwell author of "1984"and Ian Fleming of James Bond fame both attended Eton.
In 1678, there were 207 boys. In the late 18th century, there were about 300, while in the modern era, the total has risen to over 1,300.
According to legend, though, Elizabeth "Jane" Shore (c.1445 – c.1527) one of the many mistresses of King Edward IV of England intervened on the school's behalf and saved a large part of the school.
ETON'S ONE HAUNTING
Yes, there's one ghost known to haunt Eton, and it's the ghost of the woman who saved it. Elizabeth Jane Shore is said to haunt Eton College's Lupton Tower and the Cloisters. According to paranormaldatabase.com, she appears as a lady in grey, haunting the tower where she died in 1526.
FLOGGING - Eton used to be renowned for its use of corporal punishment, generally known as "beating". In the 16th century, Friday was set aside as "flogging day."
UNIQUE CELEBRATION - The "Fourth of June" is an event that takes place before the first weekend in June to celebrate the birthday of King George III, Eton's greatest patron.
FILMS MADE AT ETON - It was surprising to learn that there have been many movies made on the Eton campus. Some we recognized include: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2012); Shakespeare in Love (1998); Chariots of Fire (1981);and Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) among others.