People’s History

The Convict Architect and Cotham Conman

Francis Greenway’s death sentence in a Bristol court was commuted to transportation and through sheer luck and grit he became one Australia’s most famous architects
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The problematic past of the Merchant Venturers

Mark Steeds from the Bristol Radical History Group, co-author of From Wulfstan to Colston, tells the story of the origins, history and development of the Society of Merchant Venturers
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Bristol History Podcast: The Pneumatic Institute in Hotwells

At the end of the eighteenth century, ‘pneumatic’ (gas) chemistry was at the forefront of scientific knowledge. In 1799 the remarkable physician Thomas Beddoes opened…
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