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The friends who changed the world – Birmingham’s Lunar Society

The friend who made the future – How the Lunar Society in Birmingham which members included James Watt, Matthew Boulton, Erasmus Darwin, Josiah Wedgwood and Joseph Priestly – changed the World forever during the Industrial Revolution. Author Jenny Uglow talks to historian Sally Hoban.



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The friends who changed the world – Birmingham’s Lunar Society