Coping with Lloyd George

  title={Coping with Lloyd George},
  author={A. Scott},
  • A. Scott
  • Published 2009
  • Political Science
  • Ernest Gowers left Rugby in 1899, having just turned 19. He graduated from Cambridge in June 1902. Queen Victoria had died the year before, in 1901, and was succeeded by Edward VII. Briggs describes Edwardian Britain as a contrast between poverty and display, ‘shadows and sunlight’.1 Edward remained on the throne until 1910. His predilection for money and pleasure meant that the gradual decline in the standard of living that was taking place in the country was largely ignored. ‘England’, said G… CONTINUE READING