Blundell's School

Tiverton, Devon

Photograph 1999 by David Blackmore

In August 1837 Blackmore transferred to the prestigious school of Peter Blundell in Tiverton in Devon.

At the very end of Lorna Doone, the narrator-hero John Ridd tells us that he adopted the son of his fiercest enemy, Carver Doone, who perished at last, like any good villian of melodrama, in quicksand: "I sent little Ensie to Blundell's school, at my own cost and charges, having changed his name, for fear of what anyone might do to him. I called him Ensie Jones; and we got him a commission, and after many scrapes of spirit, he did great things in the Low Countries" (686).

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