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The old boys : the decline and rise of the public school

Author: David Turner, (Journalist)
Publisher: New Haven [Connecticut] ; London [England] : Yale University Press, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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To many in the United Kingdom, the British public school remains the disliked and mistrusted embodiment of privilege and elitism. They have educated many of the country's top bankers and politicians over the centuries right up to the present, including the present Prime Minister. David Turner's vibrant history of Great Britain's public schools, from the foundation of Winchester College in 1382 to the modern day,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Turner, David (Journalist).
Old boys : the decline and rise of the public school.
New Haven, [Connecticut] ; London, [England] : Yale University Press, ©2015
xiv, 336 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Turner, (Journalist)
ISBN: 9780300213133 0300213131
OCLC Number: 905919674
Description: 1 online resource (367 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover page; Halftitle page; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Illustrations; Note on Pricing; Introduction; chapter one An Idealistic Cynic and the Birth of a System 1382-1603; chapter two Earls and Shoemakers 1611-1767; chapter three Of Frogs and Men 1768-1827; chapter four 'First- Character. Second- Physique. Third- Intelligence. '1828-1869; chapter five 'The Monastic System is Getting on My Nerves.'1870-1902; chapter six Beware Greeks Bearing Gifts 1902-1945; chapter seven Embracing the Examination Incubus 1945-1979; chapter eight A Golden Age At Last 1980-2014. Chapter nine Beautiful Natures, Overpriced Products and Self- Destructionchapter ten The Pauline and the Pasty; Epilogue; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: David Turner.
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To many in the United Kingdom, the British public school remains the disliked and mistrusted embodiment of privilege and elitism. They have educated many of the country's top bankers and politicians over the centuries right up to the present, including the present Prime Minister. David Turner's vibrant history of Great Britain's public schools, from the foundation of Winchester College in 1382 to the modern day, offers a fresh reappraisal of the controversial educational system.

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'David Turner's brisk and balanced history of public schools is about change, controversies and paradoxes.'-Lawrence James, the Times. -- Lawrence James * The Times * 'Turner strikes a good balance Read more...

 
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