|Welcome to The Edwardian Showcase
By scrolling to the right we see Edwardian figures taken from our 'Dolls for Sale' pages and arraged in typical period settings.
Kate loves to design complete families and related groups, but much of the fun is in mixing and matching.
The Edwardian era is viewed as age of luxury often called "la Belle Epoque". In Britain, it was a time of peace: sandwiched between the Boer War (1899-1902) and the First World War which broke out in 1914. In the words of Samuel Hynes, it was a 'leisurely time when women wore picture hats and did not vote, when the rich were not ashamed to live conspicuously, and the sun really never set on the British flag'. It was also a time of great inequality, the privileges of the rich were made possible by the labour of the poor, an age when the inequalities of wealth and poverty were still stark and the conventions of class were rigidly defined - there was a place for everyone and everyone knew their place.
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