1910

The timelines on this site are an attempt to highlight the major political and cultural events of the years 1895-1914. They are by no means definitive or canonical; aiming instead at a representative selection, gleaned from various texts.  Additions to the timeline are especially welcome: please leave suggestions in the comments box below.

Key Events
 
Liberal minority government elected in two general elections in January-February and in
December.
May – Death of Edward VII, accession of George V.
Suffragette campaign includes arson; suffragette prisoners mount hunger strikes.
London Palladium opened.
October – The conviction of Dr Crippen

Deaths

Edward VII.
William Holman Hunt.
William James.
Florence Nightingale.
Leo Tolstoy.
Mark Twain.

Literature

The Devil and the Deep Sea – Rhoda Broughton
Howard’s End – E. M. Forster
Clayhanger – Arnold Bennett
The History of Mr. Polly – H. G. Wells
The Book of Wonder – Lord Dunsany
Rebel Women – Evelyn Sharp
The Caravaners – Elizabeth von Arnim
The Holy Mountain – Stephen Reynolds
La Vagabonde – Collette
Gertrude – Herman Hesse

Principia Mathematica – Bertrand Russell and A.N.Whitehead

Nobel prize: Paul Heyse

Art & Architecture

‘Manet and the Post-impressionists’ exhibition at the Grafton Galleries.
RMS Franconia, with designs by Willinck and Thicknesse.

Works:

Theatre

Maurice Maeterlinck, Mary Magdalene
George Bernard Shaw, Misalliance
Igor Stravinsky’s ballet The Firebird

Music

Elgar’s Violin Concerto
Ralph Vaughn Williams, A Sea Symphony

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