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The Edwardians By Roy Hattersley

The Edwardians
by Roy Hattersley

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Roy Hattersley has been given exclusive access to many new documents to produce this authoritative new appraisal of a legendary age. Edwardian Britain was an age of invention as well as tradition and a time of vastly improved education. It saw the rise of the Suffragette movement and the Boer War, hinting at changes to come.
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The Edwardians by Roy Hattersley

Edwardian Britain is the quintessential age of nostalgia, often seen as the last long summer afternoon before the cataclysmic changes of the twentieth century began to take form. The class system remained rigidly in place and thousands were employed in domestic service. The habits and sports of the aristocracy were an everyday indulgence. But it was an age of invention as well as tradition. It saw the first widespread use of the motor car, the first aeroplane and the first use of the telegraph. It was also a time of vastly improved education and the public appetite for authors such as Conan Doyle, Rudyard Kipling and E. M. Forster was increased by greater literacy. There were signs too, of the corner history was soon to turn, with the problematic Boer War hinting at a new British weakness overseas and the drive for Votes for Women and Home Rule for Ireland pushing the boundaries of the social and political landscape. In this major work of history, Roy Hattersley has been given exclusive access to many new documents to produce this magisterial new appraisal of a legendary age.

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The Edwardians Reviews


Praise for John Wesley: 'First-class' Independent on Sunday 'An intellectually and theologically compelling portrait' Scotland on Sunday 'Splendid' The Times 'An astonishing life' Literary Review

About Roy Hattersley


Author of A BRAND FROM THE BURNING:BIOGRAPHY OF JOHN WESLEY; BLOOD AND FIRE: FIFTY YEARS ON. Roy was elected as an MP in 1964 and served in each of Harold Wilson's governments and in Jim Callaghan's Cabinet. He has written his GUARDIAN column 'Endpiece' for the last 20 years

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GOR006560660
The Edwardians by Roy Hattersley
Roy Hattersley
Used - Like New
Hardback
Little, Brown & Company
2004-10-14
528
0316725374
9780316725378
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.