The Strange Death of Liberal England
This is a classic account, first published in 1935, of the dramatic upheaval and political change that overwhelmed England in the period 1910-1914. In addition to providing an account of the end of the House of Lords' absolute veto over legislation (as a result of the Lords' intransigence on the issue of Irish Home Rule), the book chronicles the sudden rise to power and influence of the women's suffrage movement, the upsurge in working-class militancy, and the bitterly fought Irish question.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jsburbidge - LibraryThing
This is an extremely well-written account of the issues which were bedevilling English society in the run-up to the Great War. It is certainly an answer to the sentimental views of the war ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - RobertP - LibraryThing
What a gem this book is. Unfortunately, one needs an adequate grounding in British history, social history, and literature to fully 'get' it, but still, an excellent read. Read full review