James Brindley and the Duke of Bridgewater

    James Brindley and the Duke of Bridgewater

    Canal Visionaries

    Victoria Owens

    Amberley 2015

    Paperback 158pp Illustrated

    9781445649665   Product Code: 24895

    Disappointed in love, Francis Egerton, the third Duke of Bridgewater, retreated to Lancashire in 1759 to devote himself to canal-building. When his agent introduced him to the 'Staffordshire Schemer' James Brindley, the two men went into business. Drawing upon 18th-century letters, pamphlets, committee minutes and accounts, and illustrated with archive maps and prints, this absorbing book charts the unlikely and at times controversial partnership that would change the face of the nation.

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