Tag Archives: Industrial Revolution

In the Court of King Coal

In the Court of King Coal Bill Hartley considers a brace of pioneers Posterity hasn’t left John Buddle (1773-1843) a household name like his contemporary George Stephenson yet when he died it was said that his funeral procession stretched for … Continue reading

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An Islamic Industrial Revolution?

An Islamic Industrial Revolution?                Bill Hartley explores the putative contribution of Islamic civilisation to the development of industrialism Recently I came across a critique of a book The Cultures of the West; A … Continue reading

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