Originally published during the early part of the twentieth century, the Cambridge Manuals of Science and Literature were designed to provide concise introductions to a broad range of topics. They were written by experts for the general reader and combined a comprehensive approach to knowledge with an emphasis on accessibility. The Old Grammar Schools by Foster Watson was first published in 1916. The book contains an account of the structure of early English grammar schools, together with information on their historical development.
Preface; 1. The development of grammar schools; 2. The grammar schools and the renascence; 3. Grammar school founders: the great warrior prelates; 4. Grammar school founders: the great Tudor merchants; 5. The Marian 'exiles' and the grammar schools; 6. Church control of the grammar schools; 7. The church and the grammar schools: religious observances and instruction; 8. The grammar school curriculum; 9. The old grammar school: internal life; 10. The decadence of grammar schools and the rise of the 'great public schools'; Short bibliography; Index.