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Fleet Air Arm

  • Corporate body

The Fleet Air Arm (FAA) is one of the five fighting arms of the Royal Navy and is responsible for the delivery of naval air power both from land and at sea.

Shearly, Eric N H

  • Person
  • 1920 - 2005

Former pupil and master/teacher who spent 76 years at Queen Elizabeth's.
Vice-Captain of school cricket team 1938. Captain of school cricket team 1939.

Queen Elizabeth's School, Barnet

  • Corporate body
  • 1573 - present

Queen Elizabeth’s School has been part of the Barnet community since its foundation in 1573 by royal charter.

Marsh, Captain William

  • Person
  • died 1687 - 1688

Governor of the school, 20 February 1646 until his death. Marsh died either on 26 November 1687 or on 14 February 1687-1688, as recorded in the Chipping Barnet Parish Register. The Register likely refers to father and son, but there is nothing to indicate who died first.

Dudley, Robert

  • Person
  • 24 June 1532 - 4 September 1588

1st Earl of Leicester. At the request of Dudley, Queen Elizabeth I granted a Charter 'for one Common Grammar School in or near the town of Barnet which shall be called the Free Grammar School of Queen Elizabeth, for the education, bringing up, and instruction of boys and youth, to be brought up in grammar and literary matter or grammar art, and the same to continue for ever'.

Worshipful Company of Fishmongers

  • Corporate body

The Worshipful Company of Fishmongers is one of the 110 Livery Companies of the City of London, being an incorporated guild of sellers of fish and seafood in the City. The Company ranks fourth in the order of precedence of City Livery Companies, thereby making it one of the Great Twelve City Livery Companies. The company's headquarters is Fishmongers' Hall, adjacent to London Bridge.

Langham, Sir John

  • Person
  • 20 April 1584 – 16 May 1671

Governor of the school, 1637 - 1671. John Langham began his career as an apprentice to Sir Richard Napier, a merchant who traded in Turkey. Langham later used this experience of trading in the Mediterranean to get jobs with the Levant Company and East India Company. Langham became prominent and wealthy working for these companies. In 1639 he bought Cotsbrooke Manor in Northamptonshire. Following the outbreak of the English Civil War in 1642, Langham was imprisoned in the Tower of London for expressing opposition to the New Model Army. During the Commonwealth, he raised funds for a Royalist conspiracy. After Cromwell's death, Langham helped pave the way for Charles II's restoration to the throne: Langham was among the group who negotiated the King's return to power, which was set out in the Declaration of Breda. Of the £50,000 presented to Charles II at the end of his exile, Langham contributed £5,310. Langham then raised a further £10,000 to pay off the Navy. He was knighted on 16 May 1660 by Charles II in the Hague, just before the Charles' return to England. Later in 1660 Langham was elected the member of parliament for Southwark. He died at the age of 87, exactly eleven years to the day after he was knighted.

Owen, Captain John

  • Person
  • died 1679

Governor of the school, 28 July 1651 - February 1679. Alderman and fishmonger of London.

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