The furore over Michael Gove's plans for the English curriculum shows our collective amnesia over our rich sources of literature and history, writes Paul Lay.

Herbert Butterfield describes the origins of the Historical Association and its influence on the teaching of history in Britain.

Gifted; energetic; passionate; unruly: Hamilton was “perhaps the most creative figure thrown up by the American Revolution.” By Esmond Wright.

The Education Act of 1870 was a landmark in Liberal policy, writes Paul Adelman, but it failed to satisfy the Nonconformist conscience of many Liberal supporters.

D.E. Moss introduces a Cambridge scholar who was tutor to Princess Elizabeth, an observant traveller in Germany and the author of books on archery and education.

Arnold spent some thirty-five years as an inspector of schools, in Europe as well as in England. David Hopkinson describes how the Victorian poet hoped education would humanize pupils and weaken the prejudices of nation and class.

David Hopkinson introduces a liberal-minded Victorian poet, seriously concerned with the effects of education.

M.L. Clarke profiles an enterprising governor in the education of Louis Philippe for eight years, until 1790.

The Charity school movement in the eighteenth century, writes L.W. Cowie, was the first attempt to provide for the education of the children of the poor in England.

The Dissenting Academies, write M.D. Stephens and G.W. Roderick, offered wider and better teaching than the established universities in England.



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