Priestley, Joseph

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A Portrait of Rev. Joseph Priestley

Joseph Priestley: Scientist, Philosopher and Reformer Born into a Yorkshire wool manufacturing family in 1733, Priestley was… read more »

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A Sorry End: The Priestley Riots of 1791

Image: Ticket for the French Revolution Dinner, Birmingham 14 July 1791. The Dinner began the chain of events… read more »

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Apparatus

Image from: Joseph Priestley Collection by Samuel Timmins, Birmingham City Archives.

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Apparatus

Image from: Joseph Priestley Collection by Samuel Timmins, Birmingham City Archives.

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Aris’s Birmingham Gazette – Letter to Aris’s about Dr. Priestley and the Birmingham Riots

To the Inhabitants of the Town of Birmingham. Friends and Fellow Townsmen, IT is with extreme concern… read more »

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Aris’s Birmingham Gazette – Letter to Aris’s Gazette about Dr Priestley and the Birmingham Riots

To the Rev. Dr. PRIESTLEY. Quid minus utile fuit quam ulcus hoc tangere? REV. SIR, TO deplore… read more »

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Aris’s Birmingham Gazette – Request from Dr. Priestley for return of letters lost in riots

To the Printer of the Birmingham Gazette. SIR, I DO not now write to complain of my… read more »

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Chemical Philosophers of the Present Day: Dr Priestley

Image from: Joseph Priestley Collection by Samuel Timmins, Birmingham City Archives.

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Conclusion

Image:  The New Meeting House, Moor Street and New Meeting Street, Birmingham, where Joseph Priestley preached. The… read more »

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Electricity in Warrington

Image: Electricity. Electric Machines Plate VII from Abraham Rees, The Cyclopaedia or Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences,… read more »

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Enlightenment and Dissent: A Poem

By Roi Ankhkara Kwabena, Poet, Writer and Cultural Activist Roi was born in the Caribbean island of… read more »

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Explaining the Priestley Riots

Image: Cartoon. Mr Burke’s pair of Spectacles for short sighted politicians. Edmund Burke attacked the writings and… read more »

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From Priestley to the Hills

Image: Sir Rowland Hill, best-known as the inventor of the Penny Post was a son of Thomas Wright… read more »

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Gunpowder Joe

Image: Political Portraiture no 3 Political Gunpowder Image from: Birmingham City Archives, Priestley Collection by Samuel Timmins… read more »

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Gunpowder Joe: Priestley’s Religious Radicalism

Image: Cartoon: The Friends of the People, showing Joseph Priestley on the left Image from: Birmingham City Archives, Priestley… read more »

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Gunpowder Joe: The Reaction

Image: Cartoon: The Repeal of the Test Act: A Vision, 1790. From such implacable Tormentors Fanatics, Hypocrits,… read more »

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Introduction

Image: Print of Joseph Priestley Image from: Birmingham City Archives, Priestley Collection by Samuel Timmins Two hundred years ago,… read more »

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Introduction

Image: Portrait of Joseph Priestley. Image from: Birmingham City Archives, Priestley Collection by Samuel Timmins Joseph Priestley’s importance as… read more »

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Introduction: Interpretations

The “Priestley” Riots of July 1791 are one of the best-documented episodes in Birmingham history. The initial… read more »

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Joseph Priestley and America

Image: Joseph Priestley House, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, USA. Image from: Photograph by courtesy of the Joseph Priestley House Pennsylvania Historical… read more »

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Joseph Priestley and his Influence on Education in Birmingham

Image: Penny featuring a bust of Joseph Priestley on one side, and on the other side an apparatus… read more »

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Joseph Priestley: Trail-blazing Experimenter

Image: Print of Joseph Priestley, 1782, showing examples of scientific equipment beneath the portrait. Image from: Joseph Priestley Collection… read more »

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Liberalism and an Educative Society

Image: Tablet dedicated to Joseph Priestley in the Church of the Messiah Broad Street, Birmingham. The dedication… read more »

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Mary and Martha Russell and the Birmingham Riots of 1791

Image: Destruction of Dr Priestley’s House and Laboratory, Fair Hill, Birmingham, July 14 1791. After a picture… read more »

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Photograph of gravestone of Dr Priestley in Cemetery of Northumberland, Pennsylvania

Image from: Joseph Priestley Collection by Samuel Timmins, Birmingham City Archives.

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Photograph of Joseph Priestley’s gravestone

Image from: Joseph Priestley Collection by Samuel Timmins, Birmingham City Archives.

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Photograph of Joseph Priestley’s house in the United States of America

Image from: Joseph Priestley Collection by Samuel Timmins, Birmingham City Archives.

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Photograph of portrait of Joseph Priestley

Image from: Joseph Priestley Collection by Samuel Timmins, Birmingham City Archives.

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Photograph of portrait of Joseph Priestley at the age of 30

Image from: Joseph Priestley Collection by Samuel Timmins, Birmingham City Archives.

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Photograph of Priestley House, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, from South-East, showing Priestley’s Laboratory

Image from: Joseph Priestley Collection by Samuel Timmins, Birmingham City Archives.

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Photograph of scientific instruments

Image from: Joseph Priestley Collection by Samuel Timmins, Birmingham City Archives.

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Priestley and America

Image: Joseph Priestley House, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, from the south-east showing Priestley’s laboratory. Image from: Birmingham City Archives,… read more »

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Priestley and Birmingham

Image: Westley’s East Prospect of Birmingham, published about 1730 Image from: R K Dent, Old and New… read more »

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Priestley and Birmingham

Image: The New Meeting House, which Priestley served as minister between 1780 and 1791 Image from: William… read more »

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Priestley and John Wesley

Image: Portrait of John Wesley struck off by electricity by Joseph Priestley Image from: Birmingham City Archives, Priestley… read more »

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Priestley and Lavoisier

Image: Antoine Lavoisier, the French chemist, whom Priestley met in 1774 Image from: Birmingham City Archives, Priestley… read more »

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Priestley and Nonconformist Leaders

Image: Reverend Theophilus Lindsay the founder of Unitarianism Image from: Birmingham City Archives, Priestley Collection by Samuel… read more »

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Priestley and the Church of England

Image: Bishop Samuel Horsley, one of Priestley’s main Anglican opponents. Image from: Birmingham City Archives, Priestley Collection by Samuel… read more »

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Priestley and the Church of England

Image: St Philip’s Church, Birmingham from the print by William Westley, 1732. Spencer Madan the Rector of… read more »

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Priestley in Northumberland, Pennsylvania

Image: Joseph Priestley House, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, from the south-east showing Priestley’s laboratory Image from: Birmingham City Archives, Priestley Collection… read more »

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Priestley, Subversion and 1791

Image: James Watt, one of the Priestley’s colleagues in the Lunar Society. Priestley tried to persuade Watt to… read more »

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Priestley’s Arrival in America

Image: Chemical Philosophers of the Present Day, Dr Priestley. The apotheosis of Joseph Priestley. The scientist ascends into… read more »

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Priestley’s Death and long-term Reputation

Image: Gravestone of Dr Priestley in the Cemetery of Northumberland, Pennsylvania. “To the memory of the Rev Dr… read more »

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Priestley’s Early Career

Image: The Earl of Shelburne, Priestley’s patron from 1772 to 1780 Image from: Birmingham City Archives, Priestley Collection by… read more »

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Priestley’s Education

Image: The Academy at Daventry, Northamptonshire, known as Doddridge Academy which Priestley attended between 1750 and 1755… read more »

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Priestley’s Educational Philosophy

People, Priestley insisted, were not what they were born but what their education had made them. A… read more »

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