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Weeping Britannia: Portrait of a Nation in Tears

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There is a persistent myth about the British: that we are a nation of stoics, with stiff upper lips, repressed emotions, and inactive lachrymal glands. Weeping Britannia - the first history of crying in Britain - comprehensively debunks this myth. Far from being a persistent element in the 'national character', the notion of the British stiff upper lip was in fact the product of a relatively brief and militaristic period of our past, from about 1870 to 1945. In earlier times we were a nation of proficient, sometimes ...

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Weeping Britannia: Portrait of a Nation in Tears
2017, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199676064

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Weeping Britannia: Portrait of a Nation in Tears
2015, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199676057

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