This enquiry question seeks to get students to specifically consider the different nature of change and continuity in Britain during a period ostensibly characterised as one of continued Conservative political dominance. In exploring important first order concepts – such as race, colonialism, sexuality, gender, stop-go economics, class, deference, the establishment – students are invited to consider the extent to which more hidden traces of change and continuity can be identified in the sources and events of the time.
- Why were the Conservatives able to dominate for thirteen years?
- Did Britain’s post-war economy really boom?
- Did British society remain largely unchanged by 1964?
- Had Britain really ‘lost an empire but failed to find a role’ by 1964?
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