Senior Honors Theses
History Department Honors Program

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Thesis or dissertation

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This thesis examines the impact of the Second Boer War on the United Kingdom. Focusing mostly on policy and parliamentary inquiry, the piece explores how British military shortcomings during the war led to a major reorganization of the military and a dramatic expansion of the social safety net. Additionally, the thesis touches upon how the war caused the government to begin more systematically collecting data and led to private-sector efforts to improve the physical condition of the British public.


history, Europe, United Kingdom, Boer War, Edwardian Era, military reform, social reform, People's Budget



Date Posted:28 March 2022