Victor Bailey looks at the alarming rise in British crime in the second half of the twentieth century.
Victor Bailey reviews two titles on Empire and Culture.
Accounts of Winston Churchill's conduct of this office in 1910-11 generally underline those incidents of public disorder rioting coal miners in Tonypandy; besieged revolutionaries in Sidney Street. Victor Bailey asserts they reveal Churchill as an illiberal, sabre-rattler, eager for armed conflict between soldiers and workers.
Victor Bailey look at the movement that began on the evening of October 4th, 1883, when a young Glasgow Sunday School teacher, William Smith, opened the doors of his Free Church Mission Hall for the first meeting of a voluntary, uniformed youth organisation concerned with the Christian development of adolescent boys.
Seventy-five years ago the Scout movement started in Britain, explains Victor Bailey, an authentic expression of the Edwardian age of Empire.