23. THE AGE OF DECADENCE: BRITAIN 1880-1914

Hiscox Tent, Tue 26th June 17:00 - 18:00 (60 mins)

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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. Yet things were very different below the surface. Simon Heffer will expose the contradictions of late Victorian and Edwardian Britain, a period presided over by a decadent ruling class and characterized by widespread industrial unrest, the militancy of the suffragettes and the twentieth century’s gravest constitutional crisis.