Education and Empire: Naval Tradition and England's Elite Society

Education and Empire: Naval Tradition and England's Elite Society

By: David McLean (author)Hardback

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The social problems accompanying industrialization and rapid urban growth provoked a widespread debate which forced education onto the political agenda, and the new ideas about teaching methods, curricula and the physical and moral care of children, developed rapidly. This study, based on records of the Admiralty Schools at Greenwich, provides an insight into the problems and the achievements of mid-19th century schools, catering for a range of pupils.

About Author

David McClean is Lecturer in History at King's College, University of London.


Education in early 19th century Britain; the Greenwich schools in 1840; new ideas and new headmasters, April to December 1841; the Admiralty and the Committee of Privy Council in 1841; Graham and his staff, April 1841 to May 1842; Irvine, Rouse and the return of naval discipline; continuing conflicts, May to December 1842; disorder and riot, 1842-43; the Commission of Enquiry, 1843; Moseley takes control, 1843-45.

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  • ISBN13: 9781860642951
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781860642951
  • ISBN10: 1860642950

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