Hawkshead Grammar School

Hawkshead Grammar School in Hawkshead, Cumbria, England was founded in 1585 by Archbishop Edwin Sandys, of York, who petitioned a charter from Queen Elizabeth I to set up a governing body. The early School taught Latin, Greek and sciences, including arithmetic and geometry. Famous scholars included the poet William Wordsworth, Christopher Wordsworth (Trinity), Reverend George Walker (a sixteenth century divine and one of the Westminster assembly of divines), Joshua King, Sir James Scarlett, 1st Baron Abinger, Sir Frederick Pollock, 3rd Baronet, Bishop Law, Daniel Rawlinson, Thomas Alcock Beck , Henry Ainslie, Montague Ainslie and Edward Baines. Although the School closed in 1909, it operates today as Hawkshead Grammar School Museum and is open to the public.

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