By Chris Wrigley
This spouse brings jointly 32 new essays through major historians to supply a reassessment of British historical past within the early 20th century. The participants current lucid introductions to the literature and debates on significant points of the political, social and monetary background of england among 1900 and 1939.
- Examines debatable matters over the social impression of the 1st international conflict, in particular on girls
- Provides massive assurance of adjustments in Wales, Scotland and eire in addition to in England
- Includes a considerable bibliography, with a view to be a helpful consultant to secondary resources
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Yet reassertion of the party’s independence by no means guaranteed its longer-term dominance. 5 per cent. It had not been truly independent, with Unionist–Lloyd George Liberal pacts in 159 constituencies. A large Labour electoral advance placed it on the brink of becoming a party of government. Not only was the Unionist leadership split; major issues concerning the party’s stance and policies remained unresolved. Although the leadership did eventually reunite on an agreed strategy in 1924, wider cooperation remained fragile, as became obvious in another party crisis after election defeat in 1929.
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