Birmingham Brass Founders: Politics & Industry during the Age of Revolution

Online via Zoom
Thursday 20 April 2023 (19:00-20:30)

Centre for West Midlands History Research Seminar

Dr Duncan Frankis, Lecturer, Newman University

During the long eighteenth-century Birmingham was known as the city of a thousand trades, and its industrial and scientific networks have been explored extensively in the academic literature of the West Midlands. However, there is a dark political history involving many of the most prominent and famous industrialists that is generally overlooked. In this seminar, Duncan Frankis (Newman University) discusses the political manoeuvring, cutthroat capitalism, and less-than-reputable trade links amassed by a group of politically conscious industrialists based in the town in the late eighteenth century.

The talk will be delivered via Zoom, details will be sent by email two days before and again 2 hours before the event starts (just scroll down the message to find link). Please note that participants microphones will be muted on entry.