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By Paul Thompson

Everybody who lived through the reign of Edward VII was once an Edwardian, now not in simple terms the wealthy, the literary or the scandalous. during this vintage paintings, Paul Thompson documents the existence tales of a few Edwardians born among 1872 and 1906 in a pioneering use of oral background, which captures a distinct checklist in their instances. Domestics, labourers, expert and semi-skilled employees, execs and excessive society women and men describe their paintings, their households, their politics and their relaxation. The Edwardians establishes and describes an important dimensions of social swap in the early 20th century: category constitution, gender differences, age differences - city and rural - and local variations. It additionally evaluates the forces for social swap in the interval: fiscal pressures, non secular and political conviction, feminism and socialism, patriotism and the battle, to bare how close to and the way a long way Edwardian society used to be to revolution during this time of severe social switch. by means of giving a voice to the contribution and adventure of standard humans, Paul Thompson brings the Edwardian period vividly to existence. This new version, is considerably revised and encompasses a new bankruptcy on identification and gear, take into consideration significant historiographical and social alterations for the reason that its booklet in 1975. It has new pictures and an updated bibliography.

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