Thomas Hughes 1822-1896 (father of Mrs. Lilian Carter)

Lilian's father, Thomas Hughes was educated at Oriel College, Oxford. He was a Liberal MP and barrister and spent much time promoting Working Men's Education and the Co-operative movement.
He is most well known as author of 'Tom Brown's Schooldays' published in 1857 which evokes the Rugby school of his youth and respect for his headmaster, Dr. T. Arnold. In the book he condemned bullying which was prevalent in public schools of that time.
He was also the author of several biographies, memoirs and various sermons.

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