Born on 20th of October 1822
Died on 22nd of March 1896
Thomas Hughes is best remembered today for his novel Tom Brownís Schooldays, published in 1856, a semi-autobiographical work (Tom supposedly based on the authorís brother George). He was also a QC, county court judge, Liberal MP, and as a Christian Socialist was a significant figure in the early days of the Cooperative Movement and a supporter of the development of trades unions.
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