The Fourth of June is the occasion when Eton College celebrates the birthday of George III, a great supporter of the school, with a grand festival of speeches, cricket and the procession of boats.
2020 has brought unique circumstances and with these, a unique Fourth of June, as we celebrate from our homes and connect online.
Here the Collections present a gallery of the Fourth of June through the years, from the early 1800s through to the beginning of the 21st century. For more information and full images of each artwork, photograph or object, select an image and scroll through the gallery. We hope you enjoy these depictions of this spectacular day throughout Eton’s history!
Further materials and links:
- Eton Collections Journal, Summer 2017 http://etonweb.etoncollege.org.uk/friends/Journal9/mobile/index.html
- Eton Collections Journal, Michaelmas 2019 http://etonweb.etoncollege.org.uk/friends/Journal14/mobile/index.html
- The Eton Boating Song https://www.etoncollege.com/BoatingSong.aspx
- Eton College Chronicle, 4th June 1920
- Eton College Chronicle, 10th June 1920
- You can browse these and the rest of the collections online at http://collections.etoncollege.com/home