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Age used to be a severe think about shaping imperial event, but it has no longer obtained any sustained scholarly awareness. This pioneering interdisciplinary assortment is the 1st to enquire the lives of youngsters and teenagers and the development of modes of formative years and formative years in the British world.

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What were the understandings of childhood that the Queen was being used to endorse? For the NSPCC the core shift that had taken place during her reign was that children had become subjects in their own right, rather than having their rights and responsibilities mediated through their parents. 65 Child rescuers were but one of many interest groups gaining favour for their cause by constituting it as an imperial endeavour in service of the Queen. To Hall, ‘the crowning glory of her Majesty’s reign’ would be the establishment of a government department with responsibility: solely and exclusively for the care of the children of the State .

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