Edwardian

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Edward +‎ -ian

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Edwardian (comparative more Edwardian, superlative most Edwardian)

  1. Of the period in British history from circa 1900 to 1910, when Edward VII ruled the British Empire.
    • 2013 May 17, George Monbiot, “Money just makes the rich suffer”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 23, page 19: 
      In order to grant the rich these pleasures, the social contract is reconfigured. […]  The public realm is privatised, the regulations restraining the ultra–wealthy and the companies they control are abandoned, and Edwardian levels of inequality are almost fetishised.

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