11 Facts About Edwardian


Edwardian era was the last period of British history to be named after the reigning monarch.

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Edwardian period is sometimes portrayed as a romantic golden age of long summer afternoons and garden parties, basking in a sun that never set on the British Empire.

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The Edwardian age was seen as a mediocre period of pleasure between the great achievements of the preceding Victorian age and the catastrophe of the following war.

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Edwardian'storians have used election returns to demonstrate that Conservatives did surprisingly well in working-class districts.

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Edwardian stepped up the government's radicalism, especially in the "People's Budget" of 1909 that proposed to fund expanded social welfare programmes with new taxes on land and high incomes.

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Edwardian Britain had large numbers of male and female domestic servants, in both urban and rural areas.

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The Edwardian era was the last time women wore corsets in everyday life.

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The Edwardian Era saw a decrease in the trend for voluminous, heavy skirts.

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Edwardian used his Daily Mail and Daily Mirror to transform the media along the American model of "Yellow Journalism".

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Edwardian followed it up with the Second Post-Impressionist Exhibition in 1912.

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In spite of the popularity of Art Nouveau in Europe, the Edwardian Baroque style of architecture was widely favoured for public structures and was a revival of Christopher Wren–inspired designs of the late 17th and early 18th centuries.

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