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Hughes, Thomas

Born: 1822 AD
Died: 1896 AD
Nationality: English
Categories: Authors, Jurist, Social Reformers

1822 – Born in Uffington, Berkshire on the 20th of October.

1834 – He went to Rugby School, which was then under Dr Thomas Arnold, a contemporary of his father at Oriel College, Oxford, and the most influential British schoolmaster of the 19th century.

1842 – He went on to Oriel.

1845 – Graduated B.A.

1848 – He became interested in the Christian socialism movement led by Frederick Maurice, which he had joined.

         – He was called to the bar.

         – Hughes had married Frances Ford.

1869 – Became Queen’s Counsel.

1870 – Bencher.

1882 – He was appointed to a county court judgeship in the Chester district in July.

1865-1868 – Hughes was elected to Parliament as a Liberal for Lambeth.

1880 – He founded a settlement in America Rugby, Tennessee which was designed as an experiment in utopian living for second sons of the English gentry, although this later proved largely unsuccessful.

1896 – Died on the 22nd of March.