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Thomas Hughes - Tom Brown's School Days

Former Rugby School pupil Thomas Hughes was a lawyer, judge and a Member of Parliament.

But it was his first novel - Tom Brown's School Days - which cemented his place in history.

Published in 1857, the novel tells the tale of Tom Brown's life at Rugby School - targeted by the bully Flashman and guided by the headmaster, Dr Thomas Arnold.

Remember this, I beseech you, all you boys who are getting into the upper forms. Now is the time in all your lives, probably, when you may have more wide influence for good or evil on the society you live in than you ever can have again.”