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Heroes of the British Industrial Revolution

Daniel Drake

Presented at: Lyceum 1997

Date: Aug 09, 1997

Of the numerous inventors and industrialists of eighteenth and nineteenth century Britain, a handful stood out as heroes. These men made possible the enormous productivity and increase in wealth that was the Industrial Revolution. This course examines the character and achievements of several heroes of the British Industrial Revolution. Among those discussed are James Watt, inventor of the steam engine, and Matthew Bolton, financier and founder of the Soho Manufactory.



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