Last Victorians : A Daring Reassessment of Four Twentieth Century Eccentrics
From Victoria herself to the writers, philanthropists, and politicians of the day, the Victorians have been dismissed as hypocrites and frauds. To a handful of eccentrics born during Victoria's reign, the nineteenth century remained the greatest era in human history. These were, to friend and foe alike, "the last Victorians"—relics of a bygone civilization.
In this daring group biography, W. Sydney Robinson explores the extraordinary lives of four of Victorian survivors: Home Secretary William Joynson-Hicks; Dean of St.Paul's W. R. Inge; the founder of the BBC, John Reith; and popular historian Arthur Bryant.
W. Sydney Robinson is a historian and journalist.