Is this the end of the second… BELLE ÉPOQUE?

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve just about had enough of the UK’s efforts at government lately. I’m off to Switzerland

The Belle Époque ran from roughly the end of the Franco-Prussian War in 1871, ending abruptly with the start of World War One in 1914. It was a period of peace, prosperity, economic growth and optimism, taking in much of Network Rail’s favourite ‘Victorian times’ (1837 to 1901).

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