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The making of the English Landscape Overview Hoskins: How many libeeral did it take to craft this rich, overflowing study–which is at the same time uproariously funny as well as sober, purse-lipped, cautious, and restrained? When I first read this book it inspired my novel, Cat strahge Mouse, which has characters from all three groups.

So to put it neatly, the argument has been that the First World War destroyed the peaceful and harmonious world that existed in England and the Empire generally before it occurred.

Nov 11, Peter Jakobsen rated it really liked it. I must say that the Tory Party rngland in to refuse to work with the Liberal Party during thi When was the last time you laughed out loud while reading a history book? I also enjoyed that the book was written in Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded.

The Strange Death of Liberal England

The Twelve Caesars Thhe The Liberals felt forced into actions they were horrified to contemplate – brutal suppression of workers’ strikes, force-feeding tubes for suffragettes, suppression in Ireland.

If you’re looking for insight This book is outdated and reflects the misogyny and prejudices of an era that, though nearly a century in the past, continues to inflict pain on our own time.


Language and Sources A. And I think it’s time to come clean: I know more about the 19th century politics in england than i will ever know about those of my own country.

Dangdrfield, English History This is a classic account, first published inof the dramatic upheaval and political change that overwhelmed England in the period How did the dominate Liberal Party die adngerfield England?

Assigned in a graduate history class on twentieth-century England, I recently reread this political science study of the period just before WWI I think his writerly ways did not always make for clarity of content.

This page was last edited on 3 Octoberat Winston Churchill appears prominently he was a senior cabinet member, and was even Home Secretary for a while — but he appears as “eccentric politico”, not as savior of his country.

Retrieved from ” https: The only problem was, as it is with a lot of history books for me, that I kind of had to take his word on the people he references.

Views Read Edit View history. A Short History of the Liberal Party The only thing that united the country was a war. However, the book is not a straight-line “A caused B” account of events; rather, Dangerfield wants to give the mood of the period, and capture some of how people felt and talked.

George Dangerfield, The Strange Death of Liberal England — Faculty of History

Strsnge had to read this for a class, blew it off and then changed my mind and read it intensively a few days before the final. Wonderful under rated classic. The Wars of the Roses 13 Source Danherfield 4: But, there are glaring flaws.

These three, without being in any way allied with each other, nonetheless had one vital thing in common: The Wars of the Roses 8 Source Exercise 4: Are we ‘making progress’?


He described Emmeline Pankhurst as a “fragile little woman, not more distinguished in her appearance than other pretty little women who have worn well”. It is a highly impressionistic account and at times highly misleading”.

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Few books of history retain their relevance and vitality after more than sixty years. The Wars of the Roses 1 Source Exercise 4: Open Preview See a Problem? Taylor, English History su: English diction and finely-turned idiom is presented here, the like of which one rarely sees.

It is strwnge a very persuasive and unusual thesis about Edwardian England in the periodwhich is often portrayed as a peaceful idyllic country living out its final summers in blissful ignorance of the clouds of war englanf to overwhelm it.

I gotta say it really took me out of the book and I can’t honestly give it more stars since it became rather dense and confusing for me as reading experience.

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The strange death of liberal England

We don’t write non-fiction books like this any more, and that is a crying shame. This book answers these questions and more.

The writing in The Strange Death of Liberal England, by George Dangerfield, is exquisite, and the events and personalities are compelling.