Politics

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A Philosopher, Conduit Street

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

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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 Portrait of Thomas Day

Thomas Day: Humanitarian and Reformer Thomas Day was born in 1748. His father was a landowner and… 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 – Appeal for calm during riots

BIRMINGHAM, JULY 18. BIRMINGHAM, July 16, 1791. Friends and Fellow Countrymen, IT is earnestly requested, that every… read more »

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Aris’s Birmingham Gazette – Appeal for information about forged handbill

Birmingham, August 22 1791 WHEREAS it now appears, that amongst other insidious and unwarrantable Practices made use… read more »

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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 – Proclaimation by the King on the Birmingham Riots

By the KING. A PROCLAMATION. GEORGE R. WHEREAS it hath been represented unto Us, that a great… read more »

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Aris’s Birmingham Gazette – Request to return property looted in riots

WHEREAS it is well known that divers Persons still withhold Books, Paper and other Property belonging to… read more »

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Aris’s Birmingham Gazette – Trial and Execution of Rioters

On Saturday the Commission for holding the Assize for this county, was opened before Mr. Baron Hotham,… read more »

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Armenians en route to the United States of America

Image from: Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre.

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Gandhi and young girl

Image from: Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre.

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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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Photograph of scientific instruments

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

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The Attack on Baskerville House

Image: Baskerville House, Residence of John Ryland Esq., from The Riots at Birmingham, July 1791. The publication was republished… read more »

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The Attack on Priestley’s House at Fair Hill

Image: The Rev Dr Priestley’s House and Laboratory, Fair Hill from The Riots at Birmingham, July 1791. The publication… read more »

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The Attack on the New and Old Meeting Houses

Image:The New Meeting from The Riots at Birmingham, July 1791. The publication was republished by Arthur Bache Matthews,… read more »

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The Attack on William Russell’s House at Showell Green

Image: The House of William Russell, Esq., Showell Green from The Riots at Birmingham, July 1791. Image by courtesy… read more »

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The Controversiad: A Poem

Frontispiece of the Controversiad by Gregory Dominic. THE CONTROVERSIAD; OR, A TIP AT THE RUCK. A POEM.… read more »

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The Lunar Society and Education

Image: Lunar Society member, Thomas Day, humanitarian poet and writer, who tried to introduce Rousseau’s educational ideas into… read more »

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The other side of the Coin: Women and the Lunar Men

Image: Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797), An Experiment on a Bird in an Air Pump(Exhibited 1768). Oil on Canvas.… read more »

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