Matthew Boulton helped to shape the life of eighteenth-century Birmingham

Matthew Boulton helped to shape the life of eighteenth-century Birmingham. The film considers the Lunar Society, the Assay Office and the civic culture of the town.

KEYWORDS: Matthew Boulton, Birmingham, Steam Engine, Steam, Soho, Birmingham, Lunar Society, Lunar Men, James Watt, Assay Office, Coins, Buttons, Silverware, Enlightenment

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Matthew Boulton:

Matthew Boulton: a Revolutionary Player explores the life and importance of the industrialist and entrepreneur, Matthew Boulton (1728-1809), a central figure in Britain’s Enlightenment and Industrial Revolution. He promoted new technology and manufacturing techniques to produce buttons, buckles, silverware, ormolu, coins and medals in his Soho Manufactory and Mint near...

£14.95

Featuring:

Malcolm Dick, Sally Hoban, Peter Jones

Thanks to:

Soho House Museum, Film Birmingham, The Birmingham Assay Office, Toye & Co, Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Ironbridge Institute, The NEC Group

Copyright Date:

2013