In a century of rapid social change, the British people have experienced two world wars, the growth of the welfare state and the loss of Empire.

Charles More looks at these and other issues in a comprehensive study of Britain’s political, economic and social history throughout the twentieth century. This accessible new book also engages with topical questions such as the impact of the Labour party and the role of patriotism in British identity. 

chapter 1|12 pages

Britain in 1900

chapter 2|16 pages

Liberal High Tide: Politics 1900–1914

chapter 3|20 pages

The First World War

chapter 4|24 pages

Changing Tides: Politics between the Wars

chapter 6|28 pages

Society 1900–1939

chapter 7|20 pages

The Second World War: Battles and Strategy

chapter 8|14 pages

The Second World War: Politics and Society

chapter 10|23 pages

Thatcherism and after: Politics 1974–2000

chapter 11|22 pages

Britain and Overseas 1945–2000

chapter 12|30 pages

Society 1945–2000

chapter |12 pages