Monday, September 27, 2010

William of Wykeham

William of Wykeham died on this day in 1404, having been Bishop of Winchester and Chancellor of England and having founded Winchester College and New College, Oxford. "Manners makyth man" was his motto which reminds me of this old joke:

"A lady walked into a room where an Etonian, a Harrovian and a Wykehamist were sitting. The Etonian suggested they fetch a chair for her. The Wykehamist went to find it and the Harrovian sat in it."


Blogger Ellee Seymour said...

Times haven't changed that much then.

5:22 pm  
Anonymous kinglear said...

Yes, Harrovian to a T - or should that be H.

4:35 pm  
Blogger Angus said...

The Wykehamist of course being the only one to have the intellectual and practical skills .

4:04 pm  
Blogger Whispering Walls said...

Of course, Angus!

10:04 am  

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