Arnold, Benedict 1741-1801. American Revolutionary general and traitor whose plan to surrender West Point to the British for 20,000 pounds was foiled when his accomplice John André was captured (1780). Arnold fled to New York and then to England (1781).
Arnold, Matthew 1822-1888. Brit poet and critic whose poems, such "Dover seashore” (1867), express moral and religious doubts. His society and Anarchy (1869) is a polemic against Victorian materialism.
Arnold, Thomas 1795-1842. British educator and historian just who as headmaster of Rugby class (1827-1842) introduced classes in mathematics, contemporary languages, and modern-day history into the ancient curriculum.