Public Schools in Jane Austen’s Time (Life at Repton)

Today, over at What Jane Austen Didn’t Tell Us, Paul Wray discusses public schools in Jane Austen’s Time.

In our backstory for Mr. Wickham, we imagine that he attended Repton, a school in Derbyshire. We do not speculate about Mr. Wickham’s experience – good or bad – but we learned something of Repton during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries when Wickham would have been a student there.

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