He persuaded the then Pope, Eugene IV, to grant him a privilege unparalleled anywhere in England: the right to grant indulgences to penitents on the Feast of the Assumption.The school also came into possession of one of England's Apocalypse manuscripts.David Cameron was the 19th British prime minister to have attended the school, The recent Head Master, Tony Little, said that Eton is developing plans to allow any boy to attend the school whatever his parents' income and, in 2011, said that around 250 boys received "significant" financial help from the school.In early 2014, this figure had risen to 263 pupils receiving the equivalent of around 60% of school fee assistance, whilst a further 63 received their education free of charge.However, when Henry was deposed by King Edward IV in 1461, the new King annulled all grants to the school and removed most of its assets and treasures to St George's Chapel, Windsor, on the other side of the River Thames.Legend has it that Edward's mistress, Jane Shore, intervened on the school's behalf.Always double-check your information to make sure it's complete and correct before you submit it.
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She was able to save a good part of the school, with eighteen—or possibly seventeen—bays (there are eight today) was stopped when Henry VI was deposed.
Only the Quire of the intended building was completed.
It was founded in 1440 by King Henry VI as "The King's College of Our Lady of Eton besides Wyndsor", making it the 18th oldest Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC) school.
Eton is one of the original seven public schools as defined by the Public Schools Act 1868.
The Head Master is a member of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference and the school is a member of the Eton Group of independent schools in the United Kingdom.