SEARCHsearch icon
CLOSE X

The Country House at War: 1914-18

Brian Williams

Brian and Brenda Williams

Pitkin

Format:

Price: £6.00

Publication date: 3 March 2014

Category: Military History

In many ways the country house symbolized Edwardian life, with its expensive elegance, social seasons and sharp social contrasts. All key families owned country houses and millions of domestic and agricultural workers depended on the country house and its estates for their livelihoods. Yet when the shadow of war fell, the long, post Edwardian, tea-on-the-lawn summer came to an abrupt end.

Used during the war as hospitals, convalescent homes, training camps and for agricultural production, there is also the human side to the country house at war: male workers conscripted, fathers losing all hereditary heirs, women taking roles as nurses, and the social barriers as they were challenged at home and on the front.

The country house that emerged in 1919 was a much changed place. This is its story.

ABOUT THE Author

Brian Williams has wide experience in international publishing as writer, editor and consultant. He is a long-term Pitkin heritage author, with titles including several in the History of Britain series, military and politics.

He has also authored several historical titles with Brenda Williams, such as Saxons & VikingsLife in a Roman Villa and Britain in the Blitz.

READ MORE

ABOUT THE Author

Brenda Williams uses her experience in early years education to bring information alive for children and adults. Her interest in history, heritage, landscape and literature is reflected in the Pitkin titles she has written.

Brian Williams has wide experience in international publishing as writer, editor and consultant. He is a long-term Pitkin heritage author, with titles including several in the History of Britain series, military and politics.

READ MORE