Arthur Hugh Clough at Rugby School

Football at Rugby School

In March 1829, Arthur Hugh Clough and his older brother, Charles, were enrolled in Rugby School, which was then under the control of Dr. Thomas Arnold (Chorley 9). During this time, Clough struggled with English schoolboy culture and was often separated from his parents for extending periods of time. Nevertheless, Clough came to thrive at Rugby, which was going through something of a cultural shift during his time there. Here, Clough began to write seriously for both school competitions and the school periodical (Kenny 14).

Image: Football at Rugby School, unknown artist. This image is part of the public domain and is available on Wikimedia Commons.

Works Referenced

Chorley, Katharine. Arthur Hugh Clough: The Uncommitted Mind. Clarendon Press, 1962. 

Kenny, Anthony. Arthur Hugh Clough: A Poet’s Life. Bloomsbury Academic, 2005.

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Event date:

Mar 1829 to 1837