Truth Conquers All

Truth Conquers All : A history of Reading Blue Coat School

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Reading Blue Coat School was opened in 1660 to teach twenty 'children of honest poore men', according to the bequest of merchant Richard Aldworth. While one may struggle to see a link between twenty blue-coated boys in an old inn and Reading Blue Coat School today, this history shows how the school has conquered every difficulty to continue to fulfil Aldworth's aim of creating 'good citizens'.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 149 x 210 x 6mm | 151g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 58 b/w; 33 col
  • 0747813078
  • 9780747813071

Table of contents

Preface / A Shared Vision: the Founder and First Benefactors / From Humble Beginnings: the Formative Years / Progress and Adversity: the Bath Road Years, 1852-1890 / Wider Horizons Unfolding: the Bath Road Years, 1890-1946 / Survival: the Holme Park Achievement / Renewal: Opening the Doors / Index
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About Peter van Went

Peter van Went was born in Rugby, Warwickshire in 1947. Educated at Reading Blue Coat School, he read History at St. John's College, Cambridge. He was a teacher for thirty-eight years, returning to his old school in 1974, where he is now the archivist.
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