By Chris Wrigley
This spouse brings jointly 32 new essays through best historians to supply a reassessment of British background within the early 20th century. The members 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 matters over the social influence of the 1st international struggle, specifically on ladies
- Provides colossal insurance of adjustments in Wales, Scotland and eire in addition to in England
- Includes a considerable bibliography, so as to be a precious advisor to secondary assets
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1979); G. R. Searle, ‘Critics of Edwardian society: the case of the radical right’, in A. , The Edwardian Age: Conﬂict and Stability 1900–1914 (London, 1979), pp. 79–96; A. Sykes, ‘The radical right and the crisis of Conservatism before the First World War’, Historical Journal, 26 (1983), pp. 661–76; F. Coetzee, For Party and Country (Oxford, 1990). Bonar Law in 1917, quoted in Ramsden, Age of Balfour and Baldwin, p. 118. For the ambiguous political effects of the war, see J. , 1992). The classic account of these Unionist difﬁculties is M.
5 The First World War created a climate in which Liberals needed constantly to talk about subjects uncomfortable to them – patriotism, xenophobia, censorship, state management of the economy and all human resources – while it simultaneously imposed constraints inhibiting politicians from batting ‘all around the wicket’ and forced a political discourse with which only the Conservative party felt at home. In the complex events and processes of those four years, three were to prove of decisive importance in Liberal history.
A Rothermere-inspired party, the Anti-Waste League, obtained signiﬁcant support in 1921, and a revived diehard group of peers and MPs ominously claimed in early 1922 to be the true ‘Conservative party’. Both sponsored ‘independent’ parliamentary candidates, in some constituencies capturing local Unionist associations and in others ﬁghting against ofﬁcial Unionist candidates. 13 At the Carlton Club meeting on 19 October 1922, Austen Chamberlain, the party leader since April 1921, argued that ﬁghting the next general election under Lloyd George was the only sure way to resist socialism.
A Companion to Early Twentieth-Century Britain by Chris Wrigley