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Brasenose : the biography of an Oxford college

Author: J Mordaunt Crook
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An entertaining history of a famous Oxford college, celebrating its 500th Anniversary: a cast of thousands, from Earl Haig to David Cameron, from John Buchan to Jeffery Archer, from Prince Obolenski  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
biografi
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Crook, J. Mordaunt (Joseph Mordaunt), 1937-
Brasenose.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)683027192
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J Mordaunt Crook
ISBN: 9780199544868 0199544867
OCLC Number: 231883563
Description: xvi, 555 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: INTRODUCTION ; 1. 1509-1688 Martyrs and King's Men: Reformation, War and Revolution ; 2. 1688-1785 Georgian Brasenose: Tories and Jacobites, Methodists and Freemasons ; 3. 1785-1822 'The First College in Oxford': Cleaver, Hodson and the Hebers ; 4. 1822-1853 Religion and Reform: The Brasenose of Gilbert and Harington ; 5. 1853-1886 The Age of Athletic Prizemen: Walter Pater and 'The Chief' ; 6. 1886-1918 Officers and Gentlemen: The Days of Haig and Buchan ; 7. 1918-1948 Brideshead Suspended: The Legacy of Stallybrass ; 8. 1948 onwards All Change: Towards a Global Elite ; APPENDICES ; A. LIST OF PRINCIPALS ; B. LIST OF MAJOR BENEFACTORS ; C. MEMBERS OF THE PHOENIX COMMON ROOM ; D. LIST OF RHODES SCHOLARS ; E. PRESIDENTS OF THE BRASENOSE SOCIETY ; F. THE COLLEGE GRACE ; PLANS: COLLEGE SITE AND BUILDINGS ; INDEX
Responsibility: J. Mordaunt Crook.
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the writing is exceptional, often inspiring. * Sheldon Rothblatt, The European Legacy * A story that the author tells with relish, with obviour affection for his college but also detachment and Read more...

 
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