Meluki's Celtic Catalog

Celtic Culture in Words and Music

Our Times: The Age of Elizabeth II

Our Times: The Age of Elizabeth II
Item# 9780099492467

Product Description

Publisher: Arrow

Author: A.N. Wilson

Our Times follows the beginnings of modern Britain from the 1950s with the Suez crisis, immigration, the Angry Young Men and Harold Macmillan, to the Sixties and changes in attitudes towards divorce and homosexuality, the rise of satire and the boom in pop music and fashion. Through the Seventies, with Vietnam and the Cold War looming large, and the Labour government that ushered in the Winter of Discontent, to the Thatcher government of the Eighties and the collapse of the Soviet Union, which signalled the end of a political era in Britain, up to the current period, Wilson argues, of unprecedented peace and prosperity. (pb)