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The age of decadence : a history of Britain : 1880 to 1914 / Simon Heffer.

Heffer, Simon, (author.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Scoville Memorial Library - Salisbury HIST EUROPE UK HEFFER (Text to phone) 37538147597435 New History Checked out 05/25/2021

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 827-838) and index.
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"The folk memory of Britain in the years before the Great War is of a powerful, contented, orderly and thriving country. She commanded a vast empire. She bestrode international commerce. Her citizens were living longer, profiting from civil liberties their grandparents only dreamt of, and enjoying an expanding range of comforts and pastimes. The mood of pride and self-confidence is familiar from Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance marches, newsreels of George V's coronation and the London's great Edwardian palaces. Yet things were very different below the surface. In 'The Age of Decadence' Simon Heffer exposes the contradictions of late-Victorian and Edwardian Britain"--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Great Britain > History > Victoria, 1837-1901.
Great Britain > History > Edward VII, 1901-1910.
Great Britain > History > George V, 1910-1936.
Great Britain > Social conditions > 19th century.
Great Britain > Social conditions > 20th century.

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