Edwardian era

  • edwardian era
    1901–1910
    edward vii.-großbritannien.jpg
    king edward vii by fildes (c. 1901)
    preceded byvictorian era
    followed byfirst world war
    monarch(s)
    • edward vii
    • george v
    leader(s)
    • lord salisbury
    • arthur balfour
    • sir henry campbell-bannerman
    • h. h. asquith
    periods in english history
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    the edwardian era or edwardian period of british history spanned the reign of king edward vii, 1901 to 1910, and is sometimes extended to the start of the first world war. the death of queen victoria in january 1901 marked the end of the victorian era. her son and successor, edward vii, was already the leader of a fashionable elite that set a style influenced by the art and fashions of continental europe. samuel hynes described the edwardian era as a "leisurely time when women wore picture hats and did not vote, when the rich were not ashamed to live conspicuously, and the sun really never set on the british flag."[1]

    the liberals returned to power in 1906 and made significant reforms. below the upper class, the era was marked by significant shifts in politics among sections of society that had largely been excluded from power, such as labourers, servants, and the industrial working class. women started to play more of a role in politics.[2]

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Edwardian era
1901–1910
Edward VII.-Großbritannien.jpg
King Edward VII by Fildes (c. 1901)
Preceded byVictorian era
Followed byFirst World War
Monarch(s)
Leader(s)
Periods in English history
Flag of England.svg
Timeline

The Edwardian era or Edwardian period of British history spanned the reign of King Edward VII, 1901 to 1910, and is sometimes extended to the start of the First World War. The death of Queen Victoria in January 1901 marked the end of the Victorian era. Her son and successor, Edward VII, was already the leader of a fashionable elite that set a style influenced by the art and fashions of continental Europe. Samuel Hynes described the Edwardian era as a "leisurely time when women wore picture hats and did not vote, when the rich were not ashamed to live conspicuously, and the sun really never set on the British flag."[1]

The Liberals returned to power in 1906 and made significant reforms. Below the upper class, the era was marked by significant shifts in politics among sections of society that had largely been excluded from power, such as labourers, servants, and the industrial working class. Women started to play more of a role in politics.[2]