Transport and fuel in the West Midlands in the late 17th century: Andrew Yarranton and the Stour Navigation
- Arts building, Lecture room 3
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- 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.