Cyril Argentine Alington

ALINGTON, Cyril Argentine. b. Ipswich, Suffolk, 22 October 1872; d. St Weonard’s, Herefordshire, 16 May 1955. He was the son of an Inspector of Schools. Alington was educated at Marlborough College and Trinity College, Oxford (BA 1895). He was a Fellow of All Souls’ College, Oxford (1895-1904), Assistant Master at Marlborough College (1896-99), and at Eton College (1899-1908). He was Headmaster of Shrewsbury School (1908-16) and of Eton College (1917-33). He was Dean of Durham (1933-51), before retiring to St Weonard’s. Alington was ordained as a deacon in the Church of England in 1899 and became a priest in 1901. Alington was a voluminous and varied writer, in verse and in prose. He was...

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