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Victorian Personality: William Hulton, Industrial Strategist or Hard Task Master?

William Hulton (23 October 1787 – 5 April 1864) was an English landowner and magistrate who lived at Hulton Park, in the historic county of Lancashire, England. Hulton was the son of William Hulton and Jane (née Brooke). He was … Continue reading

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The Luddites, Fighting for a Better Life

The Luddites were 19th-century English textile artisans who protested against the newly-developed, labour-saving machinery from 1811 to 1817. The stocking frames, spinning frames, and power looms introduced during the Industrial Revolution made it possible to replace the artisans with less-skilled, … Continue reading

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Ned Ludd, Leader of the Luddites, or Maybe Not…

Ned Ludd or Ned Lud, possibly born Ned Ludlam or Edward Ludlam, is the person from whom the Luddites took their name. In 1779, Ludd is supposed to have broken two stocking frames in a fit of rage. After this … Continue reading

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