|Short description:||Ascham's 'The Schoolmaster'|
|Medium description:||Roger Ascham's 'The Schoolmaster'.|
Published after his death and informed by the needs of teaching a private pupil one-to-one, 'The Schoolmaster' is composed of two sections each concerned with the needs of the child of a noble family. The first section outlines the areas that such a child would need tutoring in and the second, entitled 'The Ready Way to the Latin Tongue', is a course in Latin aimed at developing a high level of 'sensitivity to stylistic and textual variation which .... applied as much to English as Latin' (Howatt, 2004 p.39).
The pupil in question, Richard Sackville, was the grandson of Lord Buckhurst with whom Claudius Holyband had lived after giving up his school in Lewisham.
Cowan states that his wife was responsible for getting it published andthat it was written in the mid-1560s