Setting: Either an elite boy's school in the early 1900s, or Oxbridge in the 19-teens.
Searched: Variations on 'Anglo-Saxon language' and 'Anglo-Saxon, school'- gets me lots of historical and linguistic introductions, nothing on the history of Old English in the British school curriculum. I *am* an Anglo-Saxonist, and I can comfortably write this set in a university. But I'm not sure where to look to find out if the language was taught in British schools in the early 20th century.
Exact Question: Was Old English taught as a language (ie, Beowulf in translation doesn't count) in elite British schools (public schools, I know it was taught in universities) in the early 1900s?