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Medieval Schools: Roman Britain to Renaissance England

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Children have gone to school in England since Roman times. By the end of the middle ages there were hundreds of schools, supporting a highly literate society. This book traces their history from the Romans to the Renaissance, showing how they developed, what they taught, how they were run, and who attended them.
Every kind of school is covered, from reading schools in churc
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Hardcover, 432 pages
Published August 24th 2006 by Yale University Press
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I didn't quite read this book from cover to cover, but it isn't necessarily the type of book intended for cover-to-cover reading. It is the consummation of a scholarly career dedicated to the titular subject, and every page reveals how exhaustive and exacting Orme's work is. He has combed historical records for every shred of evidence about education in medieval England, and he has brought that information together into a united work, lapsing neither into over-generalizations nor constant ...more
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