Two of the four schools able to do so, including Nonsuch, were grammars.
In 1929 he built a marine laboratory and home on Nonsuch Island in the Bermudas.
Now we have picked the very last apples from an ancient tree that might well be a Howgate Wonder, or possibly a Peasgood’s Nonsuch – opinions vary.
At Nonsuch, which was built in 1938 to take fewer than 100 pupils a year, there is already talk of expanding the intake to 240.
In 1538, under the aegis of Henry VIII, construction began to the east of Ewell on Nonsuch Palace and its associated hunting grounds.
By 1668, though the two Frenchmen had been in London nearly three years, the king had obtained only two rickety ships, the Eaglet and the Nonsuch, for the trip to Hudson Bay.
In the London suburb of Sutton, Nonsuch High School (which sits on a plot near the site of Henry VIII’s Nonsuch Palace, so called because it was said that no building could rival its magnificence) used to take about 150 pupils a year.
The Treaty of Nonsuch (1585) by which England undertook to support the Dutch rebels against Spanish rule, along with damaging raids by Sir Francis Drake against Spanish commerce in the Caribbean in 1585–86, finally convinced Philip that a direct invasion of England was necessary.
The forested hills, sparsely populated until the 19th century, served two main purposes: as hunting preserves (Henry VIII, for example, built a flamboyant hunting lodge at Nonsuch Park) and as a source of timber for charcoal (used in iron smelting and gunpowder production), construction, and shipbuilding.
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