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Period of British history associated with the reign of King Edward VII (1901-1910). The period is characterised by its own unique architectural style, fashion and way of life, partly influenced by... read more

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EDITOR'S CHOICE

Tabloid intrusion into the lives of the famous via the photo lens was a feature of Edwardian, as well as contemporary, Britain, as Nicholas Hiley here intriguingly reveals.

Martin Pugh reconsiders the motives and impact of the suffragette Emily Wilding Davison.

Volume: 63 Issue: 6 2013

Guy Atkins explains what made the postcard such an extraordinary and successful phenomenon of the early 20th century and draws parallels with today’s social media.

Volume: 63 Issue: 6 2013

As London gears up for the start of the Olympics next month, David Runciman compares the 2012 games with the London Olympics of 1908 and 1948 to see what they reveal about the changing relationship between politics and sport over the last century.

Volume: 62 Issue: 6 2012

The abdication crisis of 1937 forced a royalist magazine to present a different face to the world, as Luci Gosling reports.

Volume: 62 Issue: 5 2012

As the final preparations are made for the Royal Wedding on Friday April 29th, we explore the history of regal marriages, from Tudor times to the twentieth century, through a selection of articles from our archive, historic photographs and videos.

2011

Rowena Hammal examines the fears and insecurities, as well as the bombast and jingoism, in British thinking.

Issue: 68 2010

Graham Goodlad reviews the career of A.J. Balfour, an unsuccessful Prime Minister and party leader but an important and long-serving figure on the British political scene. 

Issue: 68 2010

Ian Garrett shows that well-informed counter-factual speculation can help us understand better the causes and consequences of what did happen.

Issue: 67 2010

On the centenary of her election as Britain’s first female mayor, Andrew Mackay looks at the life of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson.

Volume: 58 Issue: 11 2008

Frances Borzello seeks to explain the rise of women’s clubs in London before the First World War – and their equally swift demise.

Volume: 58 Issue: 12 2008

Graham Goodlad surveys the career of one of the most controversial figures in late Victorian and Edwardian politics.

Issue: 51 2005

Richard Cavendish marks the anniversary of Sherlock Holmes' most famous case, March 25th, 1902.

Volume: 52 Issue: 3 2002
Juliet Gardiner assesses the worth of ‘television history’ and pinpoints the value of ‘reality history’.
Volume: 52 Issue: 7 2002

Edward Pearce compares the careers of two giants of Fleet Street, A.G. Gardiner and J.L. Garvin.

Volume: 50 Issue: 4 2000

Eric Ives looks at the cases of two English monarchs who broke with convention by selecting spouses for reasons of the heart, rather than political convenience.

Volume: 50 Issue: 12 2000

Paula Bartley takes issue with those historians who depict the suffragettes of the Pankhursts' Women's Social and Political Union as elitists concerned only with upper- and middle-class women.

Issue: 35 1999

Andy Croll on how publishing anti-social behaviour is a trick we have copied from the Victorians.

Volume: 47 Issue: 5 1997

Jeffrey Green describes the impact of a troupe of six 'dwarf savages' and what it reveals about social and racial attitudes of the time.

Volume: 45 Issue: 8 1995

Tabloid intrusion into the lives of the famous via the photo lens was a feature of Edwardian, as well as contemporary, Britain, as Nicholas Hiley here intriguingly reveals.

Volume: 43 Issue: 8 1993

Jack-of-all-trades and master of a period of English history which he both lived through and epitomised.

Volume: 37 Issue: 1 1987

It may have lacked the newsworthy drama of the earlier acts, but the Reform legislation of 1884-85 wrought 'great organic changes in the British constitution', writes Paul Adelman.

Volume: 35 Issue: 2 1985

An introduction to this month's special feature on Edwardian Britain, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Historical Association.

Volume: 31 Issue: 11 1981

Keith Robbins begins our special feature on Edwardian Britain, considering the plurality of the Edwardian church, its relations with the state, and its responses to social change.

Volume: 31 Issue: 11 1981

During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, writes Marjorie Sykes, the arrival of migrant labourers, who often visited the same district year after year, was a distinctive feature of English country-life.

Volume: 29 Issue: 6 1979

John Wroughton describes how the Prince of Wales and his Oxford tutor paid two agreeable visits to Germany in 1913, from which he returned with a warm affection for the German people.

Volume: 28 Issue: 1 1978

David Hopkinson describes how the foundations of modern Britain were largely laid by Liberal intellectuals from 1906 onwards.

Volume: 28 Issue: 6 1978

The gifted third son of the last Victorian Prime Minister was described as having ‘one foot in the Middle Ages and the other in the League of Nations’, as his descendant, Hugh Cecil, finds out.

Volume: 25 Issue: 2 1975

In 1897 The Gadfly was published in English by Ethel Lilian Voynich - ‘E.L.V.’ to her friends. Anne Fremantle introduces this revolutionary novel, set in nineteenth-century Italy, which has sold 5 million copies in Russia.

Volume: 25 Issue: 9 1975

Chinese labour in South African mines presented a problem to Liberal consciences, writes John Lehmann.

Volume: 24 Issue: 1 1974

During the sultry summer of 1911, writes Frank Hardie, a conflict between Commons and Lords presented King George V with one of the most difficult problems of his reign.

Volume: 20 Issue: 5 1970

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