George Orwell was born as Eric Blair in 1903 in Montahari, Bengal. His Father worked for the Opium Department, and his Mother brought him to England when he was one years old not seeing his father again until he was 4 ears old. He described his family as a "lower-upper class family." He was recommended to the head master of St. Cyprians school which he attended on a scholarship, allowing his parents to only pay half of the usual costs. When he then moved to Eton and was a King Scholar until 1921.