The Penguin Social History of Britain

The Penguin Social History of Britain

Private Lives, Public Spirit: Britain 1870-1914


The late nineteenth century and Edwardian era, suggests Jose Harris in this book, represent a sharp break with the early years of Queen Victoria's reign. Indeed, despite the intense upheavals of two world wars, it was the beliefs, social structures and oppositional forces established between 1870 and 1914 which dominated British life right up until the 1960s.

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Jose Harris

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