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    The Age of Decadence (E–pub/E–book) ✓ Simon Heffer Simon Heffer has written a sweeping and hugely enjoyable book about an era that is often described and suggested as content peaceful and disciplined but in actuality was one of political foment and social changeThe structure of the book is a

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    The Age of Decadence (E–pub/E–book) ✓ Simon Heffer The Age of Decadence – Excellently researched and Beautifully writtenSimon Heffer journalist and historian reminds us of world that Britain has long looked at with various degrees of rose tinted spectacles One would expect a right wing journalist such as Heffer would offer up a polemic on lost Victorian values and a w

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    READ & DOWNLOAD The Age of Decadence The Age of Decadence (E–pub/E–book) ✓ Simon Heffer At nearly 900 pages including index notes and bibliography this is a real door stop of a book and took me ages

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    The Age of Decadence (E–pub/E–book) ✓ Simon Heffer Simon Heffer è 8 FREE DOWNLOAD This book may remind some of George Dangerfield’s The Strange Death of Liberal England Both cover similar territory but Heffer’s book is much extensive The last section covers the well known territory of Lords versus Liberals suffragettes and strikers with intransigent Ulster providing the finale Before then the author shows the beginnings of the welfare state The working and results of expanded education and increased lite

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    The Age of Decadence (E–pub/E–book) ✓ Simon Heffer This took almost four months to read although I did put it aside for a while back in April and May For the most part it is very good immaculately researched and well argued However it is also too long at times with enough detail about parliamentary debates conversations and correspondence between certain politicians for a book of its own wit

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    The Age of Decadence (E–pub/E–book) ✓ Simon Heffer FREE DOWNLOAD Ú eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF è Simon Heffer Simon Heffer è 8 FREE DOWNLOAD An extremely well done book that gives great insight and detail of those times not the good old days at all It is shocking to see how workers women and different ethnicities were treated little better than animals Times have so changed It's a bit dry and repetitive at times thru no fault of the author but has great authority and command of facts and of the attitudes of the time as the story is told Some great stories b

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    The Age of Decadence (E–pub/E–book) ✓ Simon Heffer Good history Its only real fault is that it’s really long But the investment of time to read is mostly worth it I particularly enjoyed the chapters on the English culture of the period the writers theater music

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FREE DOWNLOAD The Age of Decadence 108 Simon Heffer è 8 FREE DOWNLOAD Tor car the sensationalist press and the science fiction of H G Wells but also the Arts and Crafts of William Morris and the nostalgia of A E Housman And he concludes with the crisis that in the summer of 1914 threatened the existence of the United Kingdom – a looming civil war in IrelandHe lights up the era through vivid pen portraits of the great men and women of the day – including Gladstone Parnell Asuith and Churchill but also Mrs Pankhurst Beatrice Webb Baden Powell Wilde and Shaw – creating a richly detailed panorama of a great power that through both accident and arrogance was forced to face potentially fatal challeng This took almost four months to read although I did put it aside for a while back in April and May For the most part it is very good immaculately researched and well argued However it is also too long at times with enough detail about parliamentary debates conversations and correspondence between certain politicians for a book of its own within this book And because of its thematic approach I did occasionally get confused between Churchills and Chamberlains Sr and Jr in the first chapter on Home Rule Churchill Sr for example and in the later Home Rule chapter Churchill Jr and same with tariffs protectionism between Chamberlain father and son I didn t really want to read about parliamentary debates in such detail nevertheless it was still interesting Parts 2 and 3 I found particularly good and I ve learned a few things overall For example I don t think I ll ever be able to look at HG Wells in the same light again since learning about his pretty shocking attitude towards women Staging Tourism Bodies on Display from Waikiki to Sea World of H G Wells but also the Arts and Crafts Microsociology Discourse Emotion and Social Structure of William Morris and the nostalgia The Last Imaginary Place A Human History of the Arctic World of A E Housman And he concludes with the crisis that in the summer Lefty of 1914 threatened the existence Not Just Roommates of the United Kingdom – a looming civil war in IrelandHe lights up the era through vivid pen portraits Cassidy Harte and the Comeback Kid of the day – including Gladstone Parnell Asuith and Churchill but also Mrs Pankhurst Beatrice Webb Baden Powell Wilde and Shaw – creating a richly detailed panorama Shadow of the Vampire of a great power that through both accident and arrogance was forced to face potentially fatal challeng This took almost four months to read although I did put it aside for a while back in April and May For the most part it is very good immaculately researched and well argued However it is also too long at times with enough detail about parliamentary debates conversations and correspondence between certain politicians for a book Nanotherapeutics Drug Delivery Concepts in Nanoscience of its Jean Paul Sartre own within this book And because Statistical Computing in C and R of its thematic approach I did Vintage Games An Insider Look at the History of Grand Theft Auto Super Mario and the Most Influential Games of All Time occasionally get confused between Churchills and Chamberlains Sr and Jr in the first chapter The Frog Princess on Home Rule Churchill Sr for example and in the later Home Rule chapter Churchill Jr and same with tariffs protectionism between Chamberlain father and son I didn t really want to read about parliamentary debates in such detail nevertheless it was still interesting Parts 2 and 3 I found particularly good and I ve learned a few things Human Aspects of Software Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering Series overall For example I don t think I ll ever be able to look at HG Wells in the same light again since learning about his pretty shocking attitude towards women

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FREE DOWNLOAD The Age of Decadence 108 Simon Heffer è 8 FREE DOWNLOAD The folk memory of Britain in the years before the Great War is of a powerful contented orderly and thriving country She commanded a vast empire She bestrode international commerce Her citizens were living longer profiting from civil liberties their grandparents only dreamt of and enjoying an expanding range of comforts and pastimes The mood of pride and self confidence is familiar from Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance marches newsreels of George V’s coronation and the London’s great Edwardian palacesYet things were very different below the surface In The Age of Decadence Simon Heffer exposes the contradictions of late Victorian Simon Heffer has written a sweeping and hugely enjoyable book about an era that is often described and suggested as content peaceful and disciplined but in actuality was one of political foment and social changeThe structure of the book is at a top level chronological but split into four parts The World of the Late Victorians Coming Storms Public Debates Public Doubts and Strife The prologue Swagger starts the book off with a encapsulation of what it meant to be British and how the Empire celebrated ueen Victoria s Diamond and Golden jubilees There is also signposting of subjects people and events that lie deeper within the bookOnce into Part I the heavyweights of the 1880s Gladstone Salisbury Joseph Chamberlain John Bright and even Lord Alfred Tennyson feature in the opening chapter Mr Heffer discusses franchise for rural men and boundary changes as we see Conservatives Liberals and the radical faction of the Liberals all fence and press for legislation Gladstone is elderly but certainly no pushover or easy ride for Joseph the radical eitherPushing along at a pace but with verve and clarity Mr Heffer covers taxation and farming struggling with falling prices and tenant farmers are unable to compete with cheap imports of grain meats and even refrigerated goods by ship Elsewhere the scandal of affairs and homosexuality sees the Royals dragged by implication former and association latter into divorce and immorality case There is welcome detail about education sport music for the lower classes and much Industrial unrest an ever present in British history especially from the 1820s to 1980s the birth of the Labour party and pensions and early welfare are covered in the Workers Struggle the final chapter in Part 1 Wider afield as we move in to Part II Coming Storms imperial tensions are highlighted by the Government s abandonment of and leading to the death of General Gordon brought Gladstone ueen Victoria and the public s ire and stained his record not that it mattered with Victoria who detested him The procedures and traditions of Parliament looms large as Charles Bradlaugh elected MP for Northampton in 1880 refuses to take the religious Oath of Allegiance He challenges tradition by stating he will attest to an oath but not a religious one This is denied and ructions ejections and much consternation follows However Bradlaugh with the support of his constituency who elected him 4 times successfully sees Parliament change its rules in 1880 An ever present in this book is the Victorians willingness to improve people Abroad linked to trade and education and empire s expansion and at home especially Mr Heffer covers in great detail poverty crime mortality employment and the difficulties unemployment illness and sickness created There are many Acts of Parliament to improve conditions as we see the changes in society and transport that lead to better education literacy and the creation of the SuburbsImproving health as a theme is maintained and we see the formation of county councils further education acts milder discipline in schools by Salisbury s Tory Govt c1890 Also discussed is Borstal how central local government took a wider role in welfare Protecting women and Infanticide are covered Amelia Dyer who is believed to have killed 400 babies is one case Child prostitution domestic white slavery a late Victorian term I was surprised to learn eugenics feature as does HG Wells views of the futureand an over strong Germany focuses minds on foreign policy capital expenditure taxation and military capabilityArts literature newspapers also have significant coverage with their ownership adaptation to events society including the impact of near full literacy Press barons such as Northcliffe and his influence on and with newspapers shows how messaging and political views are promulgated Allied to this are libel and censorship with cases brought and won or lost This latter especially the censorship of the theatre is eye opening and uite amusing where we see the laughable method approach absence of knowledge of the Censor G A Redford in action I was surprised the British Board of Film Classification started in 1912 Its primary aim being HS as the film and limelight was so hazardousWomen s suffrage and Votes for Women are 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Storms and again later as Home Rule industrial strife political disagreements and manoeuvring continues Arming the population both sides the uestion of Ulster and its counties is central as we approach the key debates and events on 1912 to 1914 with the Home Rule actbut then in July a assassination creates a shockwave that will see men from Ulster and their adversaries from the rest of Ireland join up and spill huge amounts of blood in Britain s nameThere is too much in this book to cover everything here That said this review I hope gives a flavour of the spread detail and sheer pleasure this book has given me Mr Heffer has been able to show in clear entertaining prose how the Age of Decadence happenedDecadence 1 Moral or cultural decline as characterized by excessive indulgence in pleasure or luxury 11 Luxurious self indulgence Source OED ueen of Kings of Britain in the years before the Great War is Unspoken of a powerful contented The Gypsy Game orderly and thriving country She 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FREE DOWNLOAD The Age of Decadence 108 Simon Heffer è 8 FREE DOWNLOAD And Edwardian Britain He explains how despite the nation’s massive power a mismanaged war against the Boers in South Africa created profound doubts about her imperial destiny He shows how attempts to secure vital social reforms prompted the twentieth century’s gravest constitutional crisis and coincided with the worst industrial unrest in British history He describes how politicians who conceded the vote to millions men disregarded women so utterly that female suffragists’ public protest bordered on terrorism He depicts a ruling class that fell prey to degeneracy and scandal He analyses a national psyche that embraced the mo At nearly 900 pages including index notes and bibliography this is a real door stop of a book and took me ages to read I can t imagine how the writer managed to martial all the strands that he deals with such as the decline of Victorian certainties the change in a woman s role particularly the fight for the vote the rise of worker s unions Ireland which I don t understand the death of God education for all the development of a middle class Empire etc The title is deceptive Obviously in trying to uestion the popular belief that the Edwardian era was all about sunlit garden parties and the grandeur of Empire Simon Heffer or his publisher picked a title that suggests terrible moral turpitude What in fact it means is that all was not plain sailing and it was a time of change and struggle I enjoyed plowing through it with the reservation that there is too much detail about parliamentary in fighting and various bills such as those relating to Free Trade Death Duties and the right to strike which were obviously important at the time but left me totally confused I had no idea who was who amongst the Asuiths Churchills and Lloyd Georges and other sundry politicians I preferred the chapters on nostalgia Empire and the Rise of the PootersVery good but not for the fainthearted The Last Imaginary Place A Human History of the Arctic World on terrorism He depicts a ruling class that fell prey to degeneracy and scandal He analyses a national psyche that embraced the mo At nearly 900 pages including index notes and bibliography this is a real door stop Lefty of a book and took me ages to read I can t imagine how the writer managed to martial all the strands that he deals with such as the decline Not Just Roommates of Victorian certainties the change in a woman s role particularly the fight for the vote the rise Cassidy Harte and the Comeback Kid of God education for all the development Shadow of the Vampire of a middle class Empire etc The title is deceptive Obviously in trying to uestion the popular belief that the Edwardian era was all about sunlit garden parties and the grandeur Nanotherapeutics Drug Delivery Concepts in Nanoscience of Empire Simon Heffer Jean Paul Sartre or his publisher picked a title that suggests terrible moral turpitude What in fact it means is that all was not plain sailing and it was a time Statistical Computing in C and R of change and struggle I enjoyed plowing through it with the reservation that there is too much detail about parliamentary in fighting and various bills such as those relating to Free Trade Death Duties and the right to strike which were Vintage Games An Insider Look at the History of Grand Theft Auto Super Mario and the Most Influential Games of All Time obviously important at the time but left me totally confused I had no idea who was who amongst the Asuiths Churchills and Lloyd Georges and The Frog Princess other sundry politicians I preferred the chapters Human Aspects of Software Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering Series on nostalgia Empire and the Rise Zamba The True Story of the Greatest Lion That Ever Lived of the PootersVery good but not for the fainthearted

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  • 08 March 2018
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