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The world had become a very different place by 1920. Following the end of the Great War (no one guessed that it would one day be called World War I) and the ravages of the "Spanish Flu" (which claimed millions more lives around the world), many sought to abolish the old order and build a newer, better way to live. Here you can read about new inventions, new ways of thinking, and that strange and fascinating new creature known as the flapper, all of which marked the 1920s as the first truly modern era in Britain. But here too is the other side of the coin, so often seen in dramas like Downton Abbey—that dogged determination to hold onto the prestige of royalty, the pageant of tradition, and all of the civilized manners that made England so English.

 
 
 
 
 The Forsyte Saga: Series Two
 

The Forsyte Saga: Series Two

Damian Lewis, Gina McKee, Rupert Graves, Emma Griffiths Malin, Lee Williams & others. Andy Wilson, director.
 
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Based on the final volume of novelist John Galsworthy's celebrated trilogy about Britain's ...(Read More)

 
 Prairie Fever: British Aristocrats in the American West 18301890
 

Prairie Fever: British Aristocrats in the American West 18301890

Peter Pagnamenta.
 
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 Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the 1920s
 

Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the 1920s

Frederick Lewis Allen.
 
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 Empire Marketing: Poster for the British Empire: 500-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle (27 x 18 inches)
 

Empire Marketing: Poster for the British Empire: 500-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle (27 x 18 inches)

Hugh Williams. Susan Koop, design.
 
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Inspired by the British Union Jack, this 1935 poster image by Hugh Williams imagines the far-flung ...(Read More)

 
 The Great Silence: Britain from the Shadow of the First World War to the Dawn of the Jazz Age
 

The Great Silence: Britain from the Shadow of the First World War to the Dawn of the Jazz Age

Juliet Nicolson.
 
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In this superb follow-up to her detailed snapshot of pre-World War I England, The Perfect ...(Read More)

 
 
 The King's Speech
 

The King's Speech

Mark Logue & Peter Conradi.
 
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Lionel Logue was a self-taught and virtually unknown speech therapist. Yet it was this outgoing, ...(Read More)

 
 Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky
 

Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

Mads Mikkelson, Anna Mouglalis, Elena Morozova & others. Jan Kounen, director.
 
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This glamorous 2009 biopic about two revolutionary artists begins in 1913 with Coco Chanel ...(Read More)

 
 To Win a War: 1918, The Year of Victory
 

To Win a War: 1918, The Year of Victory

John Terraine.
 
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For the war-weary Allies, 1918 was a galvanizing year of victory, as the author of Douglas Haig: ...(Read More)

 
 The Churchills: In Love and War
 

The Churchills: In Love and War

Mary S. Lovell.
 
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The biographer of Beryl Markham and the Mitford sisters here presents the epic story of one of ...(Read More)

 
   
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