Happy warriors in waiting?: Wykehamists and the great war - stereotypes, complexities and contradictions

J. A. Mangan

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    Abstract

    Winchester College has always had a reputation for intellectual excellence. Nevertheless, in keeping with contemporary trends it embraced the late nineteenth century cult of games, but with reservations. Winchester is a corrective to simplistic generalisations about the uniform chauvinistic philistinism of the period public school system. It was characterised by encouragement of individuality and intellectual effort and by a restrained attitude to military matters, games and xenophobic conditioning, There was a sobriety about Wykehamist reactions to the Great War which merits attention.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages458-491
    Number of pages34
    JournalInternational Journal of the History of Sport
    Volume28
    Issue number3-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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    Keywords

    • stoicism
    • balance
    • jingoism
    • variation
    • complexities
    • perspective
    • individuality

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