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wedgwood: let it be with the lunarticks

In the 1790′s however, this great group was fast breaking up. The turn of the century saw the death of many. Thomas Day was killed from a fall from his horse in 1789- with characteristic perversity he had refused to … Continue reading

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Darwin: going rogue in the Midlands

Josiah Wedgwood’s friends were the most brilliant group in England, and clearly the most eccentric. Most are forgotten today, but some of them changed the world… Thomas Bentley preferred to exercise his charm rather than to regiment his gifts; Anna … Continue reading

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wedgwood: going lunar

Josiah Wedgwood and his cohorts. The most brilliant group in England and likely the most eccentric. Many have passed into the forgotten mists of history, but some of them changed the world… …These scientific interests found their formal expression in … Continue reading

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Children should be seen and not heard…. Hard not to learn something when your father, Josiah Wedgwood frequented such illuminaries in the eighteenth century ¬†as James Watt,Joseph Priestley, Erasmus Darwin and on the artistic side, George Stubbs and the poetess … Continue reading

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