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Thomas Hughes

English lawyer, author and cricketer (1822-1896)

1822   -   1896

country of citizenship: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: Rugby School, Oriel College
occupation: judge, cricketer, writer, politician, children's writer, novelist, poet lawyer, lawyer, trade unionist, social reformer
position held: Member of the 20th Parliament of the United Kingdom, Member of the 19th Parliament of the United Kingdom

Thomas Hughes (20 October 1822 – 22 March 1896) was an English lawyer, judge, politician and author. He is most famous for his novel Tom Brown's School Days (1857), a semi-autobiographical work set at Rugby School, which Hughes had attended. It had a lesser-known sequel, Tom Brown at Oxford (1861). Hughes had numerous other interests, in particular as a Member of Parliament, in the British co-operative movement, and in a settlement in Tennessee, USA, reflecting his values.
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