The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy

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Anchor Books, 1992 - History - 813 pages
"The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy" is the first serious and sustained attempt to study the remarkable history of the British aristocracy as it has unfolded during the last hundred years. David Cannadine recounts the process by which notables and nobles lost their wealth, power, and prestige. The result is a compelling account of one of the most significant social changes to have occurred in modern history: it is also a rivetting human drama, sometimes absurd, sometimes tragic, invariably fascinating.

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There was a Punch cartoon during WW II depicting a curate being asked by the vicar as to the state of his breakfast boiled egg (which both knew to have been off). The curate's politically expedient ... Read full review

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Rather brilliantly researched, with some wittily astringent passages about the foibles and follies of the British and Anglo-Irish aristocracies of the late 19th and 20th centuries. Somewhat over-long and repetitive, however. Read full review

Contents

PROLOGUEZ PRESUPPOSITIONS AND PROBLEMS
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Correlation Comparisons and Consciousness
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A Troubled Decade
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Copyright

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