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A School in England : A History of Repton, Hardback Book

A School in England : A History of Repton Hardback

Edited by John Plowright


A School in England: The History of Repton is the last book by the respected historian and Old Reptonian Hugh Brogan.

This final masterwork is the fruit of twenty-five years' research, completed shortly before Brogan's death in 2019, using hitherto untapped sources (such as the Fisher family papers) and delivered with his trademark acid wit and astute observation. Here is a clear and invaluable account of how Repton evolved from grammar school to major public school, acquiring a national reputation and sending out boys across the globe in quest of fortune or adventure, as well as producing such sporting greats as C.

B. Fry, Harold Abrahams and 'Bunny' Austin. Woven through with strands of drama, humour and pathos, A School in England is the first scholarly history of Repton for many years and the first by an award-winning historian.

As well as providing a fascinating record for members of the Repton community, Brogan's highly readable history is a vital resource for those engaged in the debate over private schooling, and for those reflecting more generally on the purpose of education and how it has changed over the centuries.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 480 pages, 2 x 8pp photo plate sections
  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
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  • ISBN: 9781788164641

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