The Victorian Public School

The Victorian Public School

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Public schools were in the business of producing leaders - in national government, in the Empire, and in the armed forces. Their impact on society was immense, and they provided the vehicle by which the sons of the middle classes could be assimilated into the gentry. Historian Trevor May examines the development of the Victorian and Edwardian public school, covering their defining characteristics, their slowly evolving curriculum, and the often-notable headmasters. The spartan, and often brutal, life of the schoolboy is examined, and account is taken of the role of fagging and the prefect system.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 148 x 206 x 6mm | 140.61g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 0747807221
  • 9780747807223
  • 811,925

About Trevor May

Trevor May was educated at the universities of London and Exeter and is now a professional historian, writer and educator. He has written over a dozen books on social and economic history topics, including books in the Shire Library series. The author lives in Devonshire, England.show more

Table of contents

Introduction Public Schools Before Arnold The Reform and Growth of Public Schools Teaching and Learning The Life of the Public Schoolboy Public Schools in an Imperial Age Public Schools and the Wider World Further Reading Indexshow more
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