Born: Oct. 20, 1822 - Uffington, Berkshire, England
Died: Mar. 22, 1896 - Brighton, England
Educated at Rugby School from 1834 to 1842 and later at Oriel College, Oxford, Hughes used his early school experiences and published Tom Brown's Schooldays (1857) which was hugely successful and went in to more than 50 printings by 1890. His sequel, Tom Brown at Oxford (1861), which was less successful, illustrates life at Oxford at that time. Hughes studied law and became a barrister in 1848. He joined the Christian Socialist party and was one of the founders of the Working Men's College in 1854. Elected to Parliament as a Liberal from 1865 to 1874, Hughes was a queen's counsel from 1869 and became a county court judge in 1882. His other works include The Scouring of the White Horse (1859), Memoir of a Brother (1873), A Layman's Faith (1868) and The Manliness of Christ (1879).
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