Ragged Schools

Ragged Schools, a name given to the charity schools which provide education and, in most cases, food, clothing, and lodging for destitute children; they receive no Government support. The movement had its beginning in the magnanimous efforts of John Pounds (d. 1839), a shoemaker of Portsmouth; but the zeal and eloquence of Dr. Guthrie (q.v.) of Edinburgh greatly furthered the development and spread of these schools throughout the kingdom.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Rafn, Karl Christian * Raglan, Fitzroy Somerset, Lord
Radcliffe, John
Radetzky, Johann, Count von
Radicals
Radnorshire
Radowitz, Joseph von
Rae, John
Raeburn, Sir Henry
Raff, Joachim
Raffles, Sir Thomas Stamford
Rafn, Karl Christian
Ragged Schools
Raglan, Fitzroy Somerset, Lord
Ragman Roll
Ragnarök
Ragusa
Rahel
Raikes, Robert
Railway King
Rainy, Robert
Rajah
Rajmahal