Rendall, Gerald Henry (1851–1945), educator and college administrator, headmaster at Charterhouse

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Rendall, Gerald Henry (1851–1945), educator and college administrator, headmaster at Charterhouse

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Gerald Rendall was born at Harrow, where his father was assistant master. He was educated at Harrow and at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating BA as 4th Classic in 1874.

He was a fellow and assistant tutor at Trinity from 1875 to 1880. He was principal of University College, Liverpool, and Gladstone Professor of Greek in 1880-97, and then the headmaster of Charterhouse School 1897-1911. From 1891 to 1895 he was also Vice-Chancellor of the Victoria University.

His most important publications were on early Christian authors writing during the Roman empire and on their late pagan opponents such as Julian the Apostate and Marcus Aurelius.

Rendall was George Mallory's first Headmaster at Charterhouse, followed by Frank Fletcher.


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Mallory knew two Rendalls:
Montague John Rendall (1862-1950) headmaster at Winchester College (where Mallory had been to school) and a friend of George and Ruth Mallory.
Gerald Henry Rendall (1851-1945) headmaster at Charterhouse (1897-1911) while Mallory was a master there.

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