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Vernon Bogdanor: The Character of 20th Century Britain

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Vernon Bogdanor: The Character of 20th Century Britain
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During the 20th century, Britain underwent a major transformation. A country in which a law-abiding individual would hardly notice the existence of the state had become one in which, from the cradle to the grave, no one could avoid it. An empire controlling the destiny of one-quarter of the human race, having no allies because she needed none, had become an offshore island with an ambiguous relationship towards the Continent. How did this come about and what were its consequences?For transcript and download versions of this lecture, please visit the event's page on the Gresham College website: The Character of Twentieth Century Britainmoreless
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