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Record 4164

Reading Experience:

[D.R. Davies was inspired by his school teacher] 'to read Macaulay's History of England before his twelfth birthday'
Century: 1850-1899, 1900-1945
Date: Between 1899 and 1901
Country: Wales
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:D.R. Davies
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1 Jan 1889
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: miner's son
Religion: Methodist
Country of origin: Wales
Country of experience: Wales
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
Title: The History of England from the Accession of James II
Genre: History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown
inspired to read it by schoolmaster


Source Information:

Record ID: 4164  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jonathan Rose
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
  Place of Publication: New Haven
  Date of Publication: 2001
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 239
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 239,, accessed: 04 June 2023

Additional comments:

See D.R. Davies, 'In Search of Myself', no further ref. traceable in Rose



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