People, Places and Things Seminar
Dr Peter King
Dr Peter King was awarded his PhD in 2003: ‘The Iron Trade in England and Wales 1500-1815: the Charcoal Iron Industry and its Transition to Coke’. He has written extensively on industrial and transport history. Andrew Yarranton (1619–1684), an officer in the Parliamentary army during the Civil War, was an important river engineer and a contributor to the expansion of the West Midlands economy in the early modern period.