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Schoolboy Readers: John Newbery’s Goody Two-Shoes and Licensed War

JAN FERGUS

in Provincial Readers in Eighteenth-Century England

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199297825
eISBN:
9780191711244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297825.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter focuses on the boys at Rugby School. A sense of who they were is gained by looking at the nine who paid to read Frances Burney's Cecilia as soon as Samuel Clay's circulating library made ... More


Given a New Era

Roger R. Tamte

in Walter Camp and the Creation of American Football

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041617
eISBN:
9780252050275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041617.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Walter Camp is born into an era of dramatic technological advance and social change, which bring him game and competition opportunities. The game of rugby had developed at Rugby School in England, ... More


Angina Pectoris and the Arnold Family

Fay Bound Alberti

in Matters of the Heart: History, Medicine, and Emotion

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199540976
eISBN:
9780191701207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199540976.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the hereditary and congenital case of angina pectoris in the family of Rugby School headmaster Thomas Arnold, who died of the disease on June 11, 1842. The same disease killed ... More


Earls and Shoemakers 1611–1767

David Turner

in The Old Boys: The Decline and Rise of the Public School

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300189926
eISBN:
9780300213133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300189926.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the British public school system from 1611 to 1767. Topics covered include the establishment of the public schools Charterhouse, Harrow School, and Rugby School; the low ... More


Founding the Welfare State: Beveridge, Tawney, and Temple

Lawrence Goldman (ed.)

in Welfare and Social Policy in Britain Since 1870: Essays in Honour of Jose Harris

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198833048
eISBN:
9780191871399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833048.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This essay examines the close personal relationships between three of the founding figures of the British welfare state. The political theorist and historian R. H. Tawney was at Rugby School with ... More


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