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The People's Budget: An Edwardian Tragedy - Lee, Geoffrey
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Although the Edwardian period may in retrospect appear to have been a golden age, it was in reality a time of much turbulence in the political and social fields. There were long and often violent strikes in the docks and coal mines as well as in other industries. Poverty was endemic, and it was the fear of the creation of a semi-criminal underclass as much as feelings of benevolence that led to the beginnings of the welfare state during this period. Lloyd George, then Chancellor of the Exchequer, needed to increase taxation ...

The People's Budget: An Edwardian Tragedy 2008, Shepheard-Walwyn (Publishers) Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780856832628