In 1828 Dr Thomas Arnold was appointed headmaster of Rugby School, then at a low ebb in its fortunes. Matthew Arnold was transferred to his father’s school from Winchester, and became one of the first Victorians to experience Dr Arnold’s idiosyncratic classical and Christian system of education which was to have so much influence on the English public school. His great friend, both at Rugby and afterwards at Balliol College, was A. H. Clough.
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