Last of the Westland Whigs

In the late 17th century, the 'Westland Whigs' were the radical descendants of earlier Covenanters who had defied the absolutist rule of Stuart kings in south west Scotland.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Peter Ewart Measuring Moving Force

Peter Ewart is one of the 'Galloway lads' who helped the Industrial Revolution take -off. As an apprentice he worked with John Rennie senior on the Albion flour mill in London in 1785. He then worked for Boulton and Wattin north west England and wrote this influential paper for the Manchester Lierary and Philosophical Society n 1808.


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