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Edwardian England: Political, social, and cultural history

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King Edward VII
King Edward VII
"The king for whom the era is named, by one of the great biographers of the 20th century."
The Boer War
The Boer War
"The war that launched the century, with repercussions that rippled throughout the era."
The Edwardians: The Remaking of British Society (Critical Studies in Latin American)
The Edwardians: The Remaking of British Society (Critical Studies in Latin American)
"A great social history based on interviews of people who lived back then, covering, how they lived, worked and played."
Balfour: The Last Grandee
Balfour: The Last Grandee
"Though Salisbury was prime minister until 1902, Balfour was the first true prime minister of the age."
Joseph Chamberlain: Entrepreneur in Politics
Joseph Chamberlain: Entrepreneur in Politics
"The man who transformed the politics of the age and one of the great 'uncrowned prime ministers' of British history."
Tariff Reform in British Politics, 1903-13
Tariff Reform in British Politics, 1903-13
"The issue that Chamberlain embraced to transform the political landscape."
Asquith
Asquith
"A great biography of the last prime minister of the era, a political master of the prewar political scene."
Lloyd George: The People's Champion: 1902-1911
Lloyd George: The People's Champion: 1902-1911
"An engagingly readable biography of one of the primary forces for reform within the Liberal governments of the era."
Evolution of National Insurance in Great Britain: Origins of the Welfare State
Evolution of National Insurance in Great Britain: Origins of the Welfare State
"The issue which precipitated the great budget showdown; the first volume of Gilbert's biography of Lloyd George is another good source."
Edwardian Turn Of Mind: First World War and English Culture
Edwardian Turn Of Mind: First World War and English Culture
"A good study of Edwardian literature and culture; as a guide, Hynes can't be bettered."
Howards End
Howards End
"The great novel of Edwardian England and the social changes the nation was undergoing."
The Forsyte Saga: Volume 1: The Man of Property, and, In Chancery, and, To Let
The Forsyte Saga: Volume 1: The Man of Property, and, In Chancery, and, To Let
The Forsyte Saga: Volume II (Two) - The White Monkey/ The Silver Spoon/ Swan Song: "White Monkey", "Silver Spoon", "Swan Song" v. 2
The Forsyte Saga: Volume II (Two) - The White Monkey/ The Silver Spoon/ Swan Song: "White Monkey", "Silver Spoon", "Swan Song" v. 2
"Galsworthy's classic is a chronicle of the lives of a family of the Edwardian upper-middle class."
Sons and Lovers (Penguin Popular Classics)
Sons and Lovers (Penguin Popular Classics)
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (Penguin Modern Classics)
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (Penguin Modern Classics)
"Tressell's book reflects the growing resentment of many in the working class of the time, as well as the increasing appeal of socialism to them."
The Edwardians (VMC)
The Edwardians (VMC)
The Strange Death of Liberal England
The Strange Death of Liberal England
"This is a classic about the political history near the end of the era; though dated, it still enlightens and is a great read."
Votes For Women: The Virago Book of Suffragettes
Votes For Women: The Virago Book of Suffragettes
"An interesting collection of the writings from the era, one that allows the women to speak for themselves."
Feminism and Democracy: Women's Suffrage and Reform Politics in Britain, 1900-1918
Feminism and Democracy: Women's Suffrage and Reform Politics in Britain, 1900-1918
"Holton offers the best book on the politics of the suffrage movement."
The Liberals and Ireland: Ulster Question in British Politics to 1914 (Modern revivals in history)
The Liberals and Ireland: Ulster Question in British Politics to 1914 (Modern revivals in history)
"The issue that increasingly dominated politics; Jalland argues that the Liberals' failure to solve it played a key role in their decline."
The Lost World Of Mitchell And Kenyon : Complete BBC Series [2004] [DVD]
The Lost World Of Mitchell And Kenyon : Complete BBC Series [2004] [DVD]
"A great program based around a recently rediscovered collection of footage taken of everyday life, from street scenes to big events."