Edward Thomas: Pensions
It is important to remember that the death of a soldier in war had a wider social impact. Edward Thomas's wife Helen was left with 3 children to support. She, like many other women, applied for a military pension. These pensions would become a point of political debate after the war, signaling a period wherein the responsibilities of the state to its citizens were redefined.
This tutorial traces the wartime experience of the poet Edward Thomas, with particular emphasis on the effects of the First World War on families and children.
Created by A Miller.