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Forster, William Edward

John Cannon and Robert Crowcroft

in A Dictionary of British History

Third edition

Published online July 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191758027

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Forster was a hard‐working politician whose greatest achievement was the *Education Act of 1870. The son of a quaker missionary, he began in the Yorkshire woollen trade at Bradford. In ...

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Subjects: British History

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