Charles Bradlaugh

Charles Bradlaugh : A Record of His Life and Work, Volume I (of 2)

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"[...]National School, where the teacher had striking ideas upon the value of corporal punishment, and enforced his instructions with the ruler so heavily that the scar resulting from a wound so inflicted was deemed of sufficient importance some nine or ten years later to be marked in the enlistment description when Mr Bradlaugh joined the army. Leaving the National School, he went first to a small private school, and then to a boys' school kept by a Mr Marshall in Coldharbour Street; all poor schools enough as we reckon schools to-day, but the best the neighbourhood and his father's means could afford. Such as it was, however, his schooling came to an end when he was eleven years old. I have by me some interesting mementoes of those same schooldays-namely, specimens of his "show" handwriting at the age of seven, nine, and ten years. The writing is done on paper ornamented (save the mark!) by coloured[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 434 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 22mm | 576g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507551983
  • 9781507551981