This book show the influence of some members of Corpus Christi College on the history of Oxford and Britain and as both builders and critics of the British Empire, and exposes some of the more intriguing and colourful personalities. These include Bishop Fox, and his remarkable political career as chief advisor to Henry VII and Henry VIII; Thomas Day, the eccentric author of idealistic novel Sandford and Merton; the great opposing contemporary Corpus scholars and religious leaders, Dr Arnold and John Keeble; Dr J. A, Giles, controversial clergyman and prolific book author; John Ruskin and his ambiguous views of the College where he lived for some years; and the Poet Laureate Robert Bridges and Henry Newbolt, poet of Empire.