Lost Voices of the Edwardians: 1901-1910 in Their Own Words

Lost Voices of the Edwardians: 1901-1910 in Their Own WordsCombining Oral History, Rare Images, And Rediscovered Film Stills From The Turn Of The Century, This Work Gives Voice To The Forgotten Figures Who Peopled The Cities, Factories, And Coasts Of Edwardian Britain This Extraordinary Period Was Fueled By A Relentless Sense Of Progress And Witnessed The Invention Of Many Of The Technologies Now Taken For Granted This Exciting Work Draws Together The Experiences Of People From All Walks Of Life, Capturing The First Generation That Was Able To Record Their Lives On Film And Imbuing Them With Emotional Immediacy.

Max Arthur is an author who specialises in first hand recollections of historical events He has worked closely with the Imperial War Museum to bring together two books in the Forgotten Voices series, Forgotten Voices of the Great War and Forgotten Voices of the Second World War Prior to becoming a writer, he served with the Royal Air Force and for some years was an actor.

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  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • Lost Voices of the Edwardians: 1901-1910 in Their Own Words
  • Max Arthur
  • English
  • 26 August 2017
  • 9780007216147

10 thoughts on “Lost Voices of the Edwardians: 1901-1910 in Their Own Words

  1. says:

    This is my favorite kind of history book which is compiled using oral memoirs because who can describe it better than someone who actually was there This is a real must read for anyone who enjoys reading non fiction history.

  2. says:

    I am a sucker for any book about the Victorians or Edwardians so when I spotted Max Arthur s book in a charity shop I immediately bought it It is a compilation of testimony from people who grew up or lived during the Edwardian era, 1901 1910 The memories of mostly ordinary people have been transcribed as small snippets in chapter themes such as childhood, work, suffragettes and military There is an index at the back if you wish to look up subjects such as The House of Commons or chicken pox.One young lady describes how she was approached by a pleasant lady asking for guidance in reaching Waterloo station She was then persuaded to accompany the woman to her home in Gray s Inn Road Being joined along the road by two men, the younger one took the young lady aside to say, Little girl, she s no fit companion for you, come along, here s your bus, and he hailed one She never for...

  3. says:

    In view of cutbacks in education, health care, and threatened pension reductions for public sector employees in today s Britain, this book makes for sober reading Here the reader hears the voices of people from various walks of life who lived in Britain as it was during the Edwardian Age 1901 1910 In that era, life for poor and working class Britons was hard, brutish, and usually short There was no public health service, no pension programs for most employees Indeed, it was up to the discretion of the employer if a worker was to receive any recompense for his her services upon retirement If one wasn t well to do, monied, or of the aristocratic class in Edwardian Britain, one was expected to eke out a living by the sweat of his her brow Housing was squalid, especially in the cities Diseases like tuberculosis, typhoid fever, and measles were rife and many children died from these diseases Educational opportunities were limited Indeed, it wasn t until the latter part of the Edwardian Age with the introduction of the 1909 Peoples Budget by David Lloyd George, then Secretary of the Exchequer that the British government increased taxes on luxuries, liquor, tobacco, incomes, and land to finance welfare programs for the sick and infirm This ma...

  4. says:

    For some reason, it seems to me that each time I buy a few titles these days, I m able to get them by subject, usually at two While the title itself has an interesting tone to it, the structure does not I commend how the author managed to categorize the personal accounts as the prologue or the end of an era, commemorating the death of Queen Victoria , home, work life, childhood and school, travel and excursions, military, politics and narratives of the suffragettes before closing it with an epilogue Going through the personal accounts was enjoyable since it gives one a glimpse into the typically unheard stories of the destitute, the underprivileged This time, the ones in power have been relegated to the sidelines and we see the lives of the Edwardian British masses Given the multiple accounts by a few people, perhaps the author could have written the book using a certain narrative by using an omniscient viewpoint before going to the specific ones The use of social history is a ...

  5. says:

    This book is brilliant a fascinating description of life at the turn of the century from the people who lived it It s short extracts from different people from all walks of life, which make powerful reading The description of the school master talking about the boys in his class, how he supported them, provided shoes and food to those to poor to afford any, then watched helpless as they all died in WW1 w...

  6. says:

    For a book based on archival materials, I was disappointed I think it was just too piecemeal you never get to know the individuals properly and just get brief glimpses of their life stories And much is lost in the transfer of...

  7. says:

    Very enjoyable, superbly put together recollections of the Edwardian era by a wide range of people from all walks of life Excellent book

  8. says:

    Social history through personal accounts is great, really interesting.

  9. says:

    Fascinating and vivid Another essential read in Arthur s series of oral histories.

  10. says:

    Really enjoyed the unheard voices of a bygone age.From the length and breadth of the country.This is oral history on a par with Studs Terkel.

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