Social & Industrial History
Two Centuries of Industrial Welfare
The London (Quaker) Lead Company, 1692-1905
The London Lead Company, owned by a remarkable group of Quaker industrialists, worked mines in the north of England, Derbyshire, Wales and Ireland, from 1692 to 1905. The enlightened owners were well ahead of their time, and provided model homes, subsidized food and medical care for their workforce. Mining and engineering researcher Arthur Raistrick documents these progressive social policies, and also provides an informative account of this historically important, but neglected, industry.
Moustaches, Whiskers & Beards
The extravagant whiskers of prominent Victorians such as Charles Darwin and WG Grace seemed impossibly archaic until the recent 'hipster' fashion reinvented the wearing of long beards for young men for the first time since the hippies of the 1960s. This book traces the history of fashions in facial hair from the ancients to the present day.