1939: The Last Season of Peace by Angela Lambert

By Angela Lambert

First released in 1989, this can be an account of the oldest of traditions. It was once referred to as the London Season, and for 3 centuries it have been a time of stylish suppers and really good balls that brought England's such a lot aristocratic and eligible women to society. notwithstanding through 1939 the stately gavottes and minuets had lengthy on the grounds that given method to waltzes and fox-trots, the cream of younger womanhood nonetheless curtsied low earlier than the Queen after which went out to bop the evening away with the younger males they might someday marry.

But the Season of 1939 used to be various: it used to be to be the final. and prefer many a finale, it lives on in reminiscence as a stunning, enchanted dream, the entire extra attractive for the horror and destruction that will keep on with so soon.

Based on a wealth of first-hand memories, press clippings, and memorabilia, 1939: The final Season of Peace is an engaging portrait of this fairy story approximately to finish. Itcaptures the top of an period because it recreates a global whose population nonetheless believed in empire and culture. it's a brilliant photo of a iteration suspended in a quick second of sunlit summer time glory, sooner than the collection typhoon of worldwide warfare II swept all of it away. - See extra at: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/1939-the-last-season-of-peace-9781448205196/#sthash.1jtnP4Br.dpuf

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43. R. L. , p. 46. Describing the prevailing decentralism of later Victorian and Edwardian colonial Government, M. K. Banton has noted that “only from the 1920s and 1930s did the office seek to play a role in standardizing legislation” throughout the empire [“The Colonial Office, 1820–1955: Constantly the Subject of Small Struggles,” in Masters, Servants, and Magistrates in Britain and the Empire, 1562–1955, ed. , 2004)]. Hall, op. , p. 150. Introduction 19 It is the argument of this book that a close look at interracial homicide trials, and their variation over time and place, will display British colonialism as more complex and divided than some have made it out to be.

J. Barron, “The Colonial Office and Its Permanent Officials 1801– 1914,” in Studies in the Growth of Nineteenth Century Government 1801–1914, ed. Gillian Sutherland (Cambridge, 1972), p. 153. Introduction 17 Herbert in 1871, they lost that ear. From this point through the rest of the century, the Colonial Office’s dominating concern (which was generally shared or accepted by the politicians nominally in charge of it) was to maintain orderly and effective government throughout the vast holdings of the Crown, without having to go to the Treasury, and without having to face embarrassing questions in Parliament.

H. Aldcroft, British Transport: An Economic Survey from the Seventeenth Century to the Twentieth (Harmondsworth, 1974), p. 248. Henry Mayhew in 1850 gave the number of 200,000: The Morning Chronicle Survey of Labour and the Poor: The Metropolitan Districts, vol. 3 (Horsham, 1981), p. 251. G. Balachandran more recently gives the number of 175,000: “Recruitment and Control of Indian Seamen: Calcutta 1880–1935,” International Journal of Maritime History 9 (1997), 1. Ben Marsden and Crosbie Smith, Engineering Empires: A Cultural History of Technology in Nineteenth-Century Britain (Basingstoke, 2005).

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