Etruscan School

Josiah Wedgwood was actively involved in his children's education. Josiah himself had been forced to abandon his own school education at the age of nine when his father died in order to work in the family business. Reluctant to send his sons to public school, after consulting his great friend Erasmus Darwin, he decided to have them tutored in the Etruscan School he created at Etruria Hall.

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Letter from Josiah to one of his sons in 1774, © Wedgwood Museum

Letter from Josiah to one of his sons in 1774
© Wedgwood Museum