British Depth Study

We follow OCR specification for GCSE History.

We investigate Britain between 1890 and 1918, focusing on the Liberal reforms. The women’s suffrage movement and the impact of the First World War on British society.

Key Question: How was British society changed, 1890–1918?

Focus Points

• What were working and living conditions like for the poor in the 1890s?

• How were social reformers reacting to the social problems of the 1890s?

• Why did the Liberal government introduce reforms to help the young, old and unemployed?

• How effective were these reforms?

• What was the social, political and legal position of women in the 1890s?

• What were the arguments for and against female suffrage?

• How effective were the activities of the suffragists and the suffragettes?

• How did women contribute to the war effort?

• How were civilians affected by the war?

• How effective was government propaganda during the war?

• Why were some women given the vote in 1918?

• What was the attitude of the British people at the end of the war towards Germany and the

Paris Peace Conference?


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