By Chris Wrigley
This spouse brings jointly 32 new essays via major historians to supply a reassessment of British heritage within the early 20th century. The individuals current lucid introductions to the literature and debates on significant elements of the political, social and monetary heritage of england among 1900 and 1939.
- Examines debatable concerns over the social influence of the 1st international battle, particularly on ladies
- Provides large insurance of adjustments in Wales, Scotland and eire in addition to in England
- Includes a considerable bibliography, so one can be a important consultant to secondary resources
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The Boer War had been unfolding – disappointingly – since the previous year; their new party leader, Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman (1836–1908), had helped to pacify some of the personal antagonisms that had marked the senior reaches of the party since Lord Rosebery’s humiliating ministry of 1894–5 and the electoral thrashing that had followed, but did not have the stuff of greatness in him; the wartime election set a seal on Liberal doom, leaving them with just 184 against 402 Conservatives and Unionists in the House of Commons.
Ramsden, Appetite for Power, p. 235; also Ramsden, Age of Balfour and Baldwin, p. 121. See esp. N. McCrillis, The British Conservative Party in the Age of Universal Suffrage (Columbus, OH, 1998). R. Cockett, ‘The party, public and the media’, in Seldon and Ball, Conservative Century, pp. 547–64; T. Hollins, ‘The Conservative party and ﬁlm propaganda between the wars’, English Historical Review, 96 (1981), pp. 359–69. I. G. C. Hutchison, ‘Scottish Unionism between the two world wars’, in C. , Unionist Scotland 1800–1997 (Edinburgh, 1998), pp.
National Crisis and National Government: British Politics, the Economy and Empire 1926–1932 (Cambridge, 1992). , Stanley Baldwin: Conservative Leadership and National Values (Cambridge, 1999). Chapter Two The Liberal Party, 1900–1939: Summit and Descent Michael Bentley Few narratives of political change so boldly underline the sheer unpredictability of history than the story of the Liberal party’s fortunes during the ﬁrst half of the twentieth century. Could any observer of the Liberals’ hammering in 1895 and their uncomfortable performance in the ‘khaki’ election of 1900 have foreseen that by 1906 they would return to power with a majority of momentous proportions?