Thomas Keble was born at Court Close, Fairford on 25 October 1793, the younger son of John Keble, vicar of Coln St Aldwyns, and his wife Sarah. John Keble, his elder brother, was one of the major figures in the Oxford Movement.
Like his brother, Thomas was educated entirely by his father at home; at the age of 15 he was elected Gloucestershire scholar of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, in 1808, graduating in 1811, taking a second class in classics and a third in mathematics. He followed his father into the ministry of the Church of England and was made deacon in December 1816, and ordained priest the following year. Read on