History West Midlands is proud to bring you Revolutionary Players:
The people, ideas and innovations that shaped the modern world

The Revolutionary Players were the men and women whose ideas, innovations, industry and achievement shaped the Industrial Revolution in the English Midlands and the world beyond from 1700 to 1830.

They each shared a passion for knowledge and a hunger to apply this new-found wisdom to science, technology, business, art and philosophy at a time of dramatic change.

Revolutionary Players provides the opportunity to freely explore the lives of these fascinating characters, their times and the places where they lived, through painstakingly digitised prints, paintings, drawings, objects, buildings, letters, maps, plans, newspapers and other printed materials.

Revolutionary Players was developed between 2002 and 2004 and financed by the New Opportunities Fund. Revolutionary Players was created by Dr Malcolm Dick & Dr Kate Iles and managed by Birmingham Museums until 2015. Revolutionary Players is now published and funded by History West Midlands.
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  • • Unique insights
  • • Fascinating articles
  • • Beautifully illustrated
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