James Watt - A great Enlightenment Man

James Watt was a true man of the 18th Century Industrial Enlightenment.

He believed in the power of knowledge to create ideas and that these ideas created immediate change. As a result he was a key figure in the development of the technologies, particularly the efficient steam engine, which would revolutionise industry and society forever.

Professor Peter Jones, Emeritus Professor of French History at the University of Birmingham, UK, discuses a great man of the Enlightenment.

KEYWORDS: James Watt, Steam Engine, Steam, Enlightenment, Lunar Society, Industry, Soho, Engineering, Matthew Boulton, Boulton and Watt

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Professor Peter Jones

Thanks to:

Science and Society, Mary Evans Picture Library