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The Victorian Public School


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In the Victorian era it was said that a gentleman was one who had been to a public school or who successfully concealed the fact that he had not. 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. Part of the price, however, was a general casting out of the local boys for whom so many of the schools had been ...

The Victorian Public School 2010, Shire Publications, New York

ISBN-13: 9780747807223

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