The Useful Knowledge of William Hutton

Culture and Industry in Eighteenth-Century Birmingham
Author(s): 
Whyman, Susan E.
ISBN: 
9780198797838
Date published: 
October 2018
Hardback
Price: 
£35.00

Susan Whyman's latest book tells the story of William Hutton, a self-taught workman who rose to prominence during the Industrial Revolution in the rapidly-expanding city of Birmingham. This book brings to life a cast of 'rough diamonds', people of worth and character, but lacking in manners and education, who improved their towns and themselves.