Thomas Hughes/

Thomas Hughes

George Frederic Watts RA (1817-1904)


Oil on canvas

Watts Gallery, Compton no. 5

Hughes, a disciple of Thomas Arnold, headmaster of Rugby, is today best best known for Tom Brown's Schooldays, but he was one of the founders of the Workingmen's College and worked to legalize unions.

  • Brock's statue of Hughes at Rugby
  • Photograph, formatting, and text by George P. Landow

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