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The New Elizabethan Age: Culture, Society and National Identity after World War II

Webster, Peter (2017) The New Elizabethan Age: Culture, Society and National Identity after World War II. British Politics and Policy at LSE (19 Feb 2017). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In The New Elizabethan Age: Culture, Society and National Identity after World War II, editors Irene Morra and Rob Gossedge bring together contributors to explore the emergence of a cultural ‘new Elizabethanism’ following the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II at the start of the 1950s, which drew upon the historical example of the Elizabethans to express and channel a sense of dynamic modernity without relinquishing reverence for the past. While finding the central thesis of a ‘new Elizabethanism’ somewhat overdetermined across the essays, this is a stimulating and valuable collection that positions 1950s Britain as a nation in vigorous dialogue with itself over both its history and its future, writes Peter Webster for LSE Review of Books.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2017 12:16
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2017 12:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70183

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