January 1, 2014
Britain at a Crossroads
Mark Bostridge, Daily Telegraph
The Associated Press
A hundred years ago today, on January 1 1914, many people in Britain awoke to the new year with a sense of foreboding about the future. The Archbishop of York, Cosmo Gordon Lang, gave expression to this feeling in his New Year message when he warned that 1914 “may well prove a very fateful year in the history of our land”.