Matthew Arnold (1822-1888), Poet, writer and inspector of schools
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Poet and critic; son of Dr Thomas Arnold; first book of poems published 1849; inspector of schools from 1851; his Essays on Criticism, 1865, and Culture and Anarchy, 1869, in which he expounded his literary and social creed, were enormously influential.
Mirehouse, Keswick, Cumbria
Literature, Journalism and Publishing
Politics, Government and Diplomacy
Founders of the Alpine Club
Writers and critics