How has the Empire been taught in British Schools

The Blue Coat School, Gloucester

These 1880s pictures by John Kemp shows a Blue Coat School in Gloucester. These were actually charity schools set up by the churches to provide education for those who might not be able to afford it. The blue coats refers to the uniform that was supplied to the students attending. It was expected that most of the students would learn a trade, but some could and did go on to University.

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by Stephen Luscombe