The Last Victorians

    The Last Victorians

    A Daring Reassessment of Four Twentieth-Century Eccentrics

    W Sydney Robinson

    Robson 2014

    Hardback 320pp

    9781849547161   Product Code: 22075

    By the 1920s, the Victorians had come to inspire both awe of their achievements and ridicule of their hypocrisy. This ambitious biography charts the lives and careers of four men born into that era - and formed by it - who lived well into the 20th century and did much to shape it: the Puritan Home Secretary William Joynson Hicks; the gloomy, moralistic Dean of St Paul's, WR Inge; John Reith, the founder of the BBC; and the jingoistic historian Arthur Bryant.

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