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Thomas Hughes, Author of “Tom Brown’s School Days” – Born on 20 October 1822

Thomas Hughes, lawyer and author of the classic novel, Tom Brown’s School Days, was born in Uffington on 20 October 1822. To celebrate the day of his birth, here is a terrific newspaper article from 1863, in which Hughes offers his views on the American Civil War and slavery. The Coventry Herald and Observer – Friday 17 April 1863 Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.