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3 JULY 1437

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn   in Events in History

William de la Pole and Alice Chaucer, later duke and duchess of Suffolk, are licenced to found an almshouse at Ewelme for thirteen poor men and two chaplains.  The almshouse was called God’s House.  The statutes of 1448 show that by then a grammar school was added.  The almshouse as well as the school exist to this day.

Source:  ODNB on Alice Chaucer, duchess of Suffolk

Cloister of the almshouse at Ewelme (© Dorothea Preis)

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