Rugby and Religious Controversy


in Frederick Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury

Published in print January 1998 | ISBN: 9780198263869
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682667 | DOI:
Rugby and Religious                         Controversy

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This chapter focuses on Temple’s appointment as headmaster at Rugby and the controversy generated by his contribution to Essays and Reviews. Temple’s arrival at Rugby caused something of a stir. The boys were fascinated by the rumour that one of his first actions had been to climb the old elm trees in the school close. The respectable citizens of the town were scandalized by the new headmaster’s first arrival, walking from the station, dressed in a swallow tail coat, and carrying his own bag. Temple also abandoned the pomp with which his predecessors had gone about their daily business as headmaster.

Keywords: Frederick Temple; education; Rugby; headmaster; Essays and Reviews

Chapter.  17320 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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