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Rugby School was founded in 1567 by Lawrence Sheriff, a ‘purveyor of spices’ to Queen Elizabeth I. The School is therefore celebrating its 450th Anniversary in 2017, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II – ‘from Elizabeth to Elizabeth’. A number of events have been planned at the School and in London, as well as overseas to celebrate this occasion.
The Anniversary Book: ‘from Elizabeth to Elizabeth’
To celebrate the 450th Anniversary of Rugby School, we have commissioned a new record of the School’s history since 1567. This book features the Head Masters, the fine Buildings, the ‘Rugby Firsts’, and the School’s alumni that together have made such an impact on the world over 450 years. Over this same period, the major events that were taking place elsewhere are also included to place Rugby’s landmarks in the context of world history.