A History Of Harrow School 1324 1991

Author: Christopher Tyerman
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780198227960
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Harrow School rose from being one of scores of local grammar schools founded in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to become the second most famous school in the English-speaking world. Still shorthand for social exclusivity, its development supplies insights into British educational, cultural, and political history, as well as providing evidence for the study of public schools in general, one of Britain's most idiosyncratic yet successful social inventions. Avoiding polemic or apologia, this new history of Harrow, the first for over half a century, and the first to be based on unfettered access to the school and governors' archives, investigates the school's governors, masters, pupils, finances, social position, and curriculum, within the context of shifting political, cultural, and educational circumstances. It is a contribution to the social history of Britain as well as a critical study of a famous school. Unusually for school histories, this book, supported by a full academic apparatus of source references, frankly confronts the school's failings as well as its successes; its financial, educational, and sexual scandals as openly as its well-publicized eminence as the school of Byron, Churchill (and six other British prime ministers), and Nehru.

Harrow Through The Ages

Author: Walter William Druett
ISBN: 9780854096985
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The Profligate Son

Author: Nicola Phillips
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199687536
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A true Regency rake's progress, this is the highly dramatic and moving story of the embattled relationship between a wealthy East India Company Merchant and his son, whose descent into debt and a life of crime results in transportation to Australia. The story sweeps from Imperial India to the elegant streets and dens of vice in Regency London; from the filth of Newgate prison and a terrifying journey on a disease ridden ship, to the shores of Botany Bay and thepossibility of a new life. The book combines a gripping tale with cutting-edge historical research into issues that concern many families today such as: the extent of parental responsibility for theirchildren's behaviour, father-son conflict, and attitudes towards teenage-sexuality, consumer credit and debt.

Edward Prior

Author: Martin Godfrey Cook
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 1785000128
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Edward Schroder Prior designed the cathedral of the Arts and Crafts Movement (St Andrew's Church, Roker), perfected the popular butterfly plan in his houses, and published what is still the seminal work on medieval gothic art in England in 1900. Highly regarded by critics such as Ian Nairn, Prior is sometimes considered to have narrowly missed out on a place in the architectural pantheon of his age, alongside contemporaries such as Charles Voysey and William Lethaby. The result of extensive archival and field research, Edward Prior - Arts and Crafts Architect sheds new light on Prior's architecture, life and scholarship. Extensively illustrated, it showcases Prior's work in colour, including many of his architectural drawings and photographs of most of his extant buildings. Prior is the missing link of the Arts and Crafts Movement, in both a theoretical and a practical sense, as he was possibly the only practitioner who genuinely translated the artistic theories of Ruskin and Morris into architectural reality. He went on to found the School of Architecture at the University of Cambridge in 1912. Extensively illustrated with 200 colour illustrations including many of his architectural drawings and photographs of most of his extant buildings.

The First Serious Optimist

Author: Ian Kumekawa
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400885205
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A groundbreaking intellectual biography of one of the twentieth century's most influential economists The First Serious Optimist is an intellectual biography of the British economist A. C. Pigou (1877–1959), a founder of welfare economics and one of the twentieth century's most important and original thinkers. Though long overshadowed by his intellectual rival John Maynard Keynes, Pigou was instrumental in focusing economics on the public welfare. And his reputation is experiencing a renaissance today, in part because his idea of "externalities" or spillover costs is the basis of carbon taxes. Drawing from a wealth of archival sources, Ian Kumekawa tells how Pigou reshaped the way the public thinks about the economic role of government and the way economists think about the public good. Setting Pigou's ideas in their personal, political, social, and ethical context, the book follows him as he evolved from a liberal Edwardian bon vivant to a reserved but reform-minded economics professor. With World War I, Pigou entered government service, but soon became disenchanted with the state he encountered. As his ideas were challenged in the interwar period, he found himself increasingly alienated from his profession. But with the rise of the Labour Party following World War II, the elderly Pigou re-embraced a mind-set that inspired a colleague to describe him as "the first serious optimist." The story not just of Pigou but also of twentieth-century economics, The First Serious Optimist explores the biographical and historical origins of some of the most important economic ideas of the past hundred years. It is a timely reminder of the ethical roots of economics and the discipline's long history as an active intermediary between the state and the market.

Fifteen Chapters Of Autobiography

Author: William Erskine George Russell
Publisher: IndyPublish.com
ISBN: 9781435365667
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An Unlikely Countess

Author: Louise Carpenter
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
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In 1916, a girl named Lily was born into a working class family in Duns, in the Borders region of Scotland. She became determined to escape, both from the small-town gossip and from her terrifying mother, who thought Lily was born only to serve. Lily could not have predicted that her flight would eventually lead her to the heart of the Scottish establishment. Her eccentric and at times self-destructive nature shaped every decision she made, and her life became increasingly rackety. In 1975, living in Edinburgh as a self-styled dealer in porcelain dolls, with two failed marriages and four sons (one adopted) to her name, not to mention posts as a housekeeper and a boarding house owner, she met Randolph Stewart, the future 13th Earl of Galloway. On the surface, Randolph's aristocratic childhood could not have seemed more different. His was a world of great privilege, emotional restraint and overwhelming expectation. As an adolescent he had been diagnosed with schizophrenia and, as a young man, lobotomised. Much of the rest of his life had been spent hidden away, either in a mental institution or with a religious order of monks. But a curious bond formed between Lily and Randolph, and an even more curious marriage followed, beginning a deep family feud that was played out in newspaper headlines.

The Debate On The Crusades 1099 2010

Author: Christopher Tyerman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0719073200
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Eighteenth-century philosopher David Hume famously declared that "the crusades engrossed the attention of Europe and have ever since engaged the curiosity of mankind." This is the first book-length study of how succeeding generations from the First Crusade in 1099 to the present day have understood, refashioned, molded, and manipulated accounts of these medieval wars of religion to suit changing contemporary circumstances and interests. The crusades have attracted some of the leading historical writers, scholars, and controversialists from John Foxe (of Book of Martyrs fame), to the philosophers G.W. Leibniz, Voltaire, and David Hume, to historians such as William Robertson, Edward Gibbon, and Leopold Ranke. Accessibly written, a history of histories and historians, the book will be of interest to students and researchers of crusading history from upperclass undergraduate to postgraduate level, and to cultural historians focusing on the past and on medievalism.


Author: Virgil
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A History Of University College Oxford

Author: Robin Darwall-Smith
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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This is the first history in over a century of what is arguably Oxford's oldest College. As one of the few organizations in the UK whose history goes back so far, this is an account of the College from its origins over seven and a half centuries ago to the present day.