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The Edwardian period or Edwardian era in the United Kingdom is the period 1901 to 1910, the reign of King Edward VII. It is sometimes extended to include the period to the start of World War I in 1914 or even the end of the war in 1918. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent... 1901 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1910 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Edward VII King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Emperor of India His Majesty King Edward VII (Albert Edward) (9 November 1841–6 May 1910) was the first British monarch of the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. ... Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ... 1914 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1918 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


Perhaps because of the King's fondness for travel, the period was marked by an enthusiasm for the art and fashions of continental Europe.


Socially, the Edwardian era was the period during which the British class system was at its most rigid. This would change rapidly in the aftermath of the first World War. A social class is, at its most basic, a group of people that have similar status. ...


The upper classes embraced leisure sports, which led to rapid developments in fashion, as more mobile and flexible clothing styles were needed. The corset was modified; its everyday wearing was gradually abandoned. Aristocracy is a form of government in which rulership is in the hands of an upper class known as aristocrats. ... There is also an album by Blur called Leisure. ... A sport consists of a normal physical activity or skill carried out under a publicly agreed set of rules, and with a recreational purpose: for competition, for self-enjoyment, to attain excellence, for the development of skill, or some combination of these. ... A fashion consists of a current (constantly changing) trend, favoured for frivolous rather than practical, logical, or intellectual reasons. ... (See also List of types of clothing) Humans often wear articles of clothing (also known as dress, garments or attire) on the body (for the alternative, see nudity). ... Hourglass corset from around 1880. ...


The Edwardian Period was also known as the "Belle Epoque" - meaning beautiful era. Art Nouveau was a huge influence during this time on the whole of everyday life. Art has never dominated the aesthetics of an era so thoroughly as it did during this time.


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Edwardian period - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (256 words)
The Edwardian period or Edwardian era in the United Kingdom is the period 1901 to 1910, the reign of King Edward VII.
It is sometimes extended to include the period to the start of World War I in 1914 or even the end of the war in 1918.
Socially, the Edwardian era was the period during which the British class system was at its most rigid.
Fashion In The Edwardian Era: Part I - The Ladies Treasury of Costume and Fashion (3269 words)
Edwardian high collars were stiffened with collar stays of wire or whalebone and usually not with the stiff interlinings of the 1890s.
During the Edwardian era, the blouse was increasingly liberated from its lining, or was often made on a very lightly boned or even un-boned lining for convenience.
The tea-gown was a fashion that belonged with the Edwardian era and sadly died with it.
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