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Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill, the Last of the Great Edwardians to Hold the Office of Prime Minister, Puts a Finishing Stroke to the Edwardian Age “I am commanded by the King to convey to you hereby His Majesty’s Thanks for the Loyal and Dutiful Resolution…on the occasion of the lamented death of His late Majesty King Edward the Seventh.”
1406. 14/06/1910. The Edwardian Age (1901-1910) will always conjure up romance and nostalgia. It was a halcyon era of human progress that experienced tremendous technological change. The wonders of the modern world, new inventions which had only just sprang into being, brought the first rewards of modern industrialization and mass-produced abundance. People could now experience real mobility, taking steam rail journeys to any part of the country. It was a time where Britain was at its imperial height and one in three of the world's population were her subjects. To say Edwardian is to imagine opulence, luxuriance, balls, and lawn parties where the gents wore boaters, the ladies twirled parasols, and all of Britain basked in a long, sunlit afternoon, before the shattering reality of the First World War. On the other side of that war, after the trenches and millions of dead, it was seen as a Golden Age - perhaps, with its excesses, as a Gilded Age.The Edwardian period is also noted as a time of great social and economic change. In politics, there was a growing political awareness of the working class, leading to a rise in trade unions, the Labor movement and demands for better working conditions. It was a critical time for the women’s suffrage campaign, with Suffragettes leading a high profile campaign for women to be given the vote. Real changes resulted, life was better, and ah the tranquil sunny afternoons on the lawn - before the terrible Guns of August 1914.Presiding over this moment was King Edward VII. He succeeded to the throne following the death of his mother, Que … [Click Below for Full Description]
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