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The Old Boys - the Decline and Rise of the Public School (Hardcover): David Turner

The Old Boys - the Decline and Rise of the Public School (Hardcover)

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. Turner argues that public schools are, in fact, good for the nation and are presently enjoying their true "Golden Age," countering the long-held belief that these institutions achieved their greatest glory during Great Britain's Victorian Era. Turner's engrossing and enlightening work is rife with colorful stories of schoolboy revolts, eccentric heads, shocking corruption, and financial collapse. His thoughtful appreciation of these learning establishments follows the progression of public schools from their sometimes brutal and inglorious pasts through their present incarnations as vital contributors to the economic, scientific, and political future of the country.

General

Imprint: Yale University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2015
Authors: David Turner
Dimensions: 241 x 165 x 33mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 368
ISBN-13: 978-0-300-18992-6
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Social sciences > Education > Schools > Secondary schools > Independent / public schools
Books > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
LSN: 0-300-18992-3
Barcode: 9780300189926

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