Monthly Archives: July 2012

James Blyth’s Ichabod

The Edwardian fear of invasion was not simply a popular horror over the threat of military subjugation.  Instead, ideas of cultural dilution, of economic intrigue, and of mass immigration all formed invasion-like themes as things that could threaten a jealously-guarded … Continue reading

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Be Prepared…

As a former member of the 7th Leamington troop, I can personally attest to the remarkable longevity of the Boy Scouts.    Undoubtedly the most successful of the late-Victorian and Edwardian youth movements, such popular durability is in part a tribute … Continue reading

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