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Edward Barnard

(b. 1717, Harpenden, St Albans, Hertfordshire – d. Dec. 2, 1781, Eton College, Eton, Windsor )

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Edward Barnard (1717-1781) former headmaster and since 1765 provost of Eton College, a wealthy pluralist. He was described by Horace Walpole as ‘the Pitt of schoolmasters’.

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