Animal heroes by Ernest Thompson Seton

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S. Mill, On Liberty Newcastle Commission on Elementary Education. Cobden Free Trade Treaty with France. Cornhill Magazine started. Essays and Reviews Spurgeon’s Metropolitan Tabernacle Arnold publishes On built. Translating Homer and The Popular Education of France with the introductory essay ‘Democracy’. Chronology   Life Historical & Cultural Background Arnold risks official hostility by publishing in Fraser’s Magazine ‘The Twice-Revised Code’, attacking Robert Lowe’s ‘Payment by Results’ as a method of distributing government grants for education; also publishes On Translating Homer: Last Words.

John Henry Newman, Apologia Pro Vita Sua Schools Inquiry (Taunton) Commission. W. S. Jevons, The Coal Question Walter Bagehot, The English Constitution published serially (to ) Russell/Gladstone Reform Bill defeated; minority Conservative Government under Derby; Hyde Park riots; Real Estate Intestacy Bill defeated. Second Reform Act; William Murphy’s anti-Catholic lectures in Birmingham. ). Moves to Byron House, Harrow. ). Applies unsuccessfully for appointment as one of the three commissioners under the Endowed Schools Act.

Begins his lecture tour of the USA which ends in March . Arnold becomes Chief Inspector of Schools. xxxix Historical & Cultural Background Gladstone’s second government; elementary education compulsory in England and Wales; foundation of Mason’s College, Birmingham. Third Reform Act. Chronology xl    Life Historical & Cultural Background Arnold publishes Discourses in America and his three-volume collected edition of poems. He again declines renomination for the Professorship of Poetry in spite of a memorial from Oxford heads of colleges and another from four hundred undergraduates.

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