If you fell down a rabbit hole and suddenly found yourself in a life-or-death croquet match with the Queen of Hearts, would you even know the rules?

Fortunately Alice Liddell, immortalized by Charles Dodgson in the eponymous book about her adventures in Wonderland, did. Rules, reason, routine, and good manners governed young Alice’s life at the Oxford college of Christ Church, where her father was dean from 1855 to 1891.