A New England?: Peace and War, 1886-1918
G. R. Searle's absorbing narrative history breaks conventional chronological barriers to carry the reader from England in 1886, the apogee of the Victorian era with the nation poised to celebrate the empress queen's golden jubilee, to 1918, as the 'war to end all wars' drew to a close leaving England to come to terms with its price - above all in terms of human life, but also in the general sense that things would never be the same again. This was an age of extremes: a period of imperial pomp and circumstance, with a political elite preoccupied with display and ceremony, alongside the growing cult of the simple life; the apogee of imperialism with its idealization of war on the one hand, the start of the Labour Party, a socialist renaissance, and welfare politics on the other; and a radical challenging of traditional gender stereotypes in the face of the prevailing cult of masculinity. Under Professor Searle's historical microscope, all the details of daily life springinto sharp relief. Half-forgotten figures such as Edward Carpenter, Vesta Tilley, and Edward Carson take their place on stage beside Oscar Wilde, the Pankhursts and Lloyd George. Motoring and aviation, to become such an intrinsic part of life within the next decades, had their beginnings in this period as pastimes for the rich. From the wretched slums of England's great cities to their bustling docks and factories, from the grand portals of Westminster to the violent political challengesof the Ulster Unionists and the militant suffrage movement, from Blackpool's tower and beach packed with holidaymakers to the trenches of the Western Front, the energy, creativity, and often destructive turmoil of the years 1886-1918 are brought into focus in this magisterial history. THE NEW OXFORD HISTORY OF ENGLAND The aim of the New Oxford History of England is to give an account of the development of the country over time. It is hard to treat that development as just the history which unfolds within the precise boundaries of England, and a mistake to suggest that this implies a neglect of the histories of the Scots, Irish, and Welsh. Yet the institutional core of the story which runs from Anglo-Saxon times to our own is the story of a state-structure built round the English monarchy and its effective successor, the Crown in Parliament. While the emphasis of individual volumes in the series will vary, the ultimate outcome is intended to be a set of standard and authoritative histories, embodying the scholarship of a generation.
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NATIONALISM AND NATIONALITY
GENERATION AND GENDER
GOVERNANCE AND POLITICS
HOME RULE AND THE POLITICS OF UNIONISM
People of the Abyss
A Militarized Society?
Feeling in the Country
The Challenge of the Peace Movement
LEISURE CULTURE AND SCIENCE
THE PURSUIT OF PLEASURE
The Role of Religion
POLITICS AND THE SOCIAL QUESTION
The Liberal Ministries 18921895
The Unionists After 1895
Local Politics in Late Victorian Britain
Popular Politics and the Rise of Labour
BRITAIN UNDER CHALLENGE18861899
A Great Power in Retreat?
The Problem of Imperial Defence
Modernizing the Army
Salisbury and the Foreign Office
Prelude to the Second Boer War
THE BOER WAR 18991902
On the Home Front
Liberal Troubles and Unionist Muddles
THE UNIONIST PROJECT 19021905
The End of Isolation?
The Domestic Front
The Genesis of Tariff Reform
Drifting to Disaster
A Doomed Project?
The End of the Unionist Ascendancy
The Forging of the Progressive Alliance
TRANSITION TO LIBERAL RULE 19061908
The Early Years
THE LIBERAL PARTY AND SOCIAL WELFARE POLITICS
Rationale for Legislation
Creating an Imperial Race?
The Political Legacy of Welfare Reform
Health and Welfare in Edwardian Britain
THE YEARS OF CRISIS 19081914
The Constitutional Crisis
Crisis in Ireland
The Issue of Corruption
The Great Labour Unrest
The Womens Revolt
The Strange Death of Liberal England?
THE ROAD TO WAR
The Formation of the AngloRussian Entente
The Hardening of the AngloFrench Entente
The Strategic Dilemma
Grey Under Challenge
Invasion Scares and Spies
Rise of the Leisure Industry
I Do Like To Be Beside the Seaside
ART AND CULTURE
Art and Morality
Realism and Modernism
The Nature of Englishness
SCIENCE AND LEARNING
Technology and Science
Britains International Performance
The Endowment of Research Movement
Attitudes to Science and Technology
Science and Spirituality
The Triumph of Academia?
THE LOSS OF INNOCENCE 19141916
The End of the Liberal Ministry JanuaryMay 1915
Troubled Days MayDecember 1915
Jutland and the War at Sea
The Somme Campaign
Background to the December 1916 Crisis
TRAGEDY AND TRIUMPH 19161918
Gambling on Nivelle
The Unrestricted Uboat Campaign
Third Ypres and Cambrai
Planning For 1918
Backs to the Wall
Lloyd Georges Triumph
Forward to Victory
THE PATRIOTIC EXPERIENCE
Pacifists Patriots and Jingoes
WAR AND THE RESHAPING OF IDENTITIES
Class and the Military Participation Ratio
The Growth of the State
List of Cabinets
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