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Posted on Wednesday 18th June

Dr Anthony Seldon, head of Wellington College, has been knighted by the Queen in the annual Birthday Honours list.

Dr Seldon, the pioneering head teacher and author of Public Schools and the Great War, was one of 33 heads recognized in the Honours list.

Dr Seldon told the Telegraph:

'It's an incredible honour. There are so many people that deserve it more than me, not least all the people I work with at Wellington College and Wellington Academy. They are the real heroes.'

He will be retiring from his post at Wellington College next summer and producing an official biography of David Cameron.

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Public Schools and The Great War

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Public Schools and The Great War

(Hardback - 320 pages)
by Anthony Seldon

In this pioneering and original book, Anthony Seldon and David Walsh study the impact that the public schools had on the conduct of the Great War, and vice versa. Drawing on fresh evidence from 200 leading public schools and other archives, they challenge the conventional wisdom that it was the public school ethos that caused needless suffering on the Western Front and elsewhere. They distinguish between the younger front-line officers with recent school experience and… Read more...


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