Biographies & Pen Portraits
Educationalist, Industrialist, Liberal Politician and Pioneer of Technical Education
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Sadly little is known about this remarkable individual and as a result he has not received the recognition that he truly deserves in the development of the Mechanics’ Institutions and in hi
Born in Bath in 1808 Henry Cole was a designer, writer, noted inventor and ci
One of the inevitable consequences of the Industrial Revolution was the growth in the commercial, clerical and administrative support that business organisations required.
The majority of women during most of the time of this history were unskilled working class.
Rev James Booth (1806?-1879)
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Launched in 1825/26 by Henry Brougham and Matthew Davenport Hill following an article in a journal (1821) by the radical Charles Knight deploring the woeful influence of the popular press on the wo