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Described as “assured and magisterial” by the Daily Telegraph, “grand and determined” by the New Statesman and “enormously refreshing” by The Sunday Times, Simon Heffer’s High Minds (released August 14, order online) is an ambitious exploration of the making of the Victorian age and the Victorian mind.
Britain in the 1840s was a country wracked by poverty, unrest and uncertainty, where there were attempts to assassinate the Queen and her prime minister, and the ruling class lived in fear of riot and revolution.
By the 1880s it was a confident nation of progress and prosperity, transformed not just by industrialisation but by new attitudes to politics, education, women and the working class.
That it should have changed so radically was very largely the work of an astonishingly dynamic and high-minded group of people who, in a matter of decades, fundamentally remade the country, its institutions and its mindset, and laid the foundations for modern society.
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