The Strange Survival of Liberal Britain

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The years 1895 to 1914 were formative. They heralded a new agenda which still dominates our politics. The issues of the period - economic modernisation, social welfare and social equality, secondary and technical education, a new role for Britain in the world - were complex and difficult.

The late Victorians and Edwardians confronted these challenges but did not succeed in resolving them. These are also the problems of today, and we have not succeeded in resolving them either. The period has often been seen as one of decadence, of the strange death of liberal Britain.

In contrast, Vernon Bogdanor believes that the robustness of Britain's parliamentary and political institutions and her liberal political culture were powerful enough to carry her through one of the most challenging periods of her history, and so make possible the remarkable survival of liberal Britain. In this wide-ranging and sometimes controversial survey, one of our pre-eminent political historians dispels popular myths that have grown up about this critical period in Britain's story and argues that it set the scene for much that is laudable about our nation today.

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Binding: Hardback
Author: Vernon Bogdanor
Pagination: 864p

SKU: 9781785907623