CHANGING QUALITY OF LIFE: UPPER CLASS

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  • Created on: 17-05-18 13:41
FEATURE OF THE UPPER CLASS
wealth, labd, private edu, 'the Season' social character - these sport etc events gave the upper class a sense of identity
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WWI:
12.9% died in army but 20.7% of Old Etonians died - often officers // Rise of Tax and Death Duties, incomes over £2500: 2% 1914, 57% 1925 // quarter of gentry land sold 1918-20
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RISE OF LABOUR
accelerated decline of landed elite power in H.of.Commons - more mid/w.class Lab MPs // wealthy l.owners 40% MPs 1910, 5% 1945
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HOUSE OF LORDS
Parliament Act 1911, Lords can only delay>block legis // 1958, more polit nom peers>hereditary // Rise of New Upper Class (wealth>ancestry) = no real elite decline
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RISE OF SATIRE
in 60s and 70s undermined deference (unquestioned respect for estasb)
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NATIONAL TRUST
country homes donated // 1937 Country House Scheme: 2gen rent free for state homes if they transferred ownership to Nat.Trust - preserving elite land // country lifestyle ult goal for rich Britons
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