Cassell's Companion to Twentieth-century Britain

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Cassell & Company, 2001 - History - 455 pages
From the end of the Victorian era to the age of Blair, more than 750 entries trace the key political, diplomatic, and military events that shaped Britain in the 20th century. Appeasement, the blitz, and "bloody Sunday" in Ireland; flying bombs and flying pickets; D.H. Lawrence and Lawrence of Arabia; the "angry young men" of theater and film and the "four mop tops" known as the Beatles; all these and more receive in-depth coverage.

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About the author (2001)

Pat Thane was Professor of Contemporary History at Sussex University and is now the Leverhulme Professor of Contemporary British History at the Institute of Historical Research, London. She has published a number of books and articles on the history of welfare, of women and of Labour.

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