English Gentleman: The Rise and Fall of an Ideal

English Gentleman: The Rise and Fall of an Ideal

Philip Mason / May 24, 2019

English Gentleman The Rise and Fall of an Ideal The idea of the gentleman is central to the English view of the world It runs through and illuminates English history at least from the time of Chaucer s parfit gentil knight For the Victorians it pr

  • Title: English Gentleman: The Rise and Fall of an Ideal
  • Author: Philip Mason
  • ISBN: 9780688014001
  • Page: 454
  • Format: Unknown Binding
  • The idea of the gentleman is central to the English view of the world It runs through and illuminates English history at least from the time of Chaucer s parfit gentil knight For the Victorians, it provided a second religion which underpinned not only daily life, but the whole edifice of empire.

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      • Philip Mason

        From the obituary in The Independent PHILIP MASON OBE, CIE will be remembered first and foremost as a writer of history, not of the exhaustively researched, academic kind addressed to fellow specialists, but sound, well reflected, worldly wise history, beautifully written and effortlessly read, such as appeals to people of experience in every walk of life Less well known, but no less important, was his career as an outstandingly able member of the Indian Civil Service during the 20 years leading up to Indian independence, and also his pioneering work in promoting the study of racial and minority problems as the founding director of the Institute of Race Relations.He took a first class degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Balliol College, Oxford He joined the Indian Civil Service in 1928, and served successively as Assistant Magistrate in the United Provinces, Under Secretary in the War Department, Deputy Commissioner in the Himalayan district of Garhwal a remote, sub Himalayan district of than 5,000 square miles Deputy Secretary in the Defence and War Department, Secretary to the Chiefs of Statf Committee and finally as Joint Secretary to the War Department, when his highly promising career was ended by Indian independence.During the war years he had worked closely with Wavell and later with Mountbatten, and there could surely have been a continuing future for him in some other part of the Commonwealth or else in the rapidly expanding field of diplomacy, had he chosen to go that way Instead, he decided for early retirement with his wife and four children to a smallholding in the west of England, where they hoped, with the help of his ready pen, to make ends meet.It was a gamble and it did not work The books came seven novels and two volumes of The Men Who Ruled India as The Founders and The Guardians were called when reprinted as one volume in 1985 , about the major figures of the Indian Civil Service, all published under the pen name of Philip Woodruff between 1945 and 1954 But the financial return did not meet the needs of a family of six, and in 1952 he found part time employment at the Royal Institute of International Affairs as Director of Studies in the newly established field of Race Relations.Nine books were to follow during the first 15 years of Mason s retirement before blindness drew its curtain on his literary work They included a short history of the Indian Army, A Matter of Honour 1974 , a life of Kipling, The Glass, the Shadow and the Fire 1975 , his Bampton lectures published as The Dove in Harness 1976 , and two delightful volumes of autobiography, A Shaft of Sunlight 1978 and A Thread of Silk 1984.The first concerns his Indian years and breathes the romance of empire at least for those who ruled , with long days in the saddle and long evenings by the camp fire listening to the varied problems of his Indian clients The second, necessarily less glamorous in content, centres on the world of ideas, institutions, and family.Both are notable for the frank discussion of the part played in his life by his deep commitment to the Christian religion For most of it he was an Anglo Catholic, prepared for adult life by the Cowley Fathers, and with a faith much strengthened during a period of temporary blindness caused by a shooting accident in 1941, when his wife Mary read to him daily from the New Testament and they discussed its contents together.


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    1. Well back to history . This book was written in 1982 - love searching and finding books in the small used bookstores in Maine. This was a very readable history of the development of the English Gentleman from the middle ages to the 20th century. Anyone who is interested in TV drama Downton Abbey will enjoy this book and find enjoyable how each era in history put its own stamp on the "gentleman" .


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