The Year 1901

Robert Lacey presents a series about the lives and preoccupations of the Edwardians.


01Arms And The Empire20010129

A hundred years ago, the golden age of the British Empire was coming to a close, and the arms race was beginning.

02Town, Country And Suburbia20010130

Shopping is developing into a national sport, rail commuters flood into the cities from the new suburbs, and the countryside sees its first incomers.

03Upward Mobility20010131

A hundred years ago, the new safety bicycle and the motor car were changing the face of Edwardian Britain.

04Welfare And Reform20010201

Eighty per cent of the working population were manual labourers, poverty and crime were rife, and the debate on immigration began.