The Many Sides of Lord Armstrong
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William George Armstrong stood among the giants of the Industrial Revolution. He created jobs for nearly 25,000 Tynesider’s and gave generously to workers’ education, hospitals, museums and founded what was to become Newcastle University. Yet his wealth was largely founded upon the armaments industry and he was the leading opponent of the engineers’ movement to reduce their working week in 1871.
How do we reconcile these differences? This workshop will explore the evidence for you to make up your mind. Was Armstrong a hero or profiteer? Places are limited so please book by phoning 0191 2774100 or email email@example.com