The Royal Commissions and After

  • W. A. C. Stewart


THE INNOVATORS of this period were of the middle class, whose unorthodoxies, for the main part, affected children of the middle class. Writing in 1864, Matthew Arnold included in this range the middling manufacturers, retail tradesmen, and professional classes in addition to the traditional groupings of clergy, gentry, and army and navy officers; in economic terms they were those able to afford £25 to £50 a year for their sons ’ education.1


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