1897 and all that

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AS Michael Hall ex­plains on page 28, was just as eclec­tic when it started 120 years ago as it is now, thanks to the vi­sion and eye for qual­ity of its founder, Ed­ward Hud­son. He started the mag­a­zine in the year of Queen Vic­to­ria’s Di­a­mond Ju­bilee, the birth of mo­tor­ing and Os­car Wilde’s ex­ile. H. G. Wells wrote The In­vis­i­ble Man, Ron­ald Ross dis­cov­ered malar­ial par­a­sites, Enid Bly­ton was born, Isaac Pitman died and As­ton Villa won the FA Cup. Is it re­ally all so dif­fer­ent now? COUN­TRY LIFE

1897

Queen Vic­to­ria’s 60th year on the throne Glas­gow School of Art Horse­less cabs First wire­less trans­mis­sion Dis­cov­ery of the elec­tron Tate Gallery First drink-driv­ing con­vic­tion Princess of Wales’s bor­zoi Drac­ula Robert Ce­cil, Mar­quess of Sal­is­bury Wil­liam Mckin­ley Swiss Army Knife Ludo Free postage from Ju­bilee Con­ces­sion Class sys­tem Un­cle Vanya Whitby jet Don­key as lawn mower John Deere Blue del­phini­ums W. G. Grace Hair in big bun Tea gown Mous­tache Daim­ler Tea Im­por­ta­tion Act Rach­mani­nov’s First Sym­phony COUN­TRY LIFE

Now

El­iz­a­beth II’S 64th year on the throne The Shard Driver­less cars Super-fast broad­band—some­times Crash-land­ing on Mars Tate Mod­ern ex­ten­sion First mo­bile-phone con­vic­tions Duchess of Corn­wall’s Jack Rus­sells Fifty Shades of Grey Theresa May Don­ald Trump Swiss Army Knife Cards Against Hu­man­ity Royal Mail strike Re­al­ity TV Harry Pot­ter and the Cursed Child Yel­low di­a­monds Wild­flower meadow John Deere Blue roses Alastair Cook Lob cut Silk jump­suit Hip­ster beard Diesel scan­dal Brexit trade ne­go­ti­a­tions David Bowie’s last al­bum COUN­TRY LIFE

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