VIRTUAL: Tristam Hunt at the Hudson Library [11/7]
The Hudson Library will be hosting Tristam Hunt on November 7th at 6:00pm. Hunt will be discussing his book, The Radical Potter: The Life and Times of Josiah Wedgwood.
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As one of the most well-known artists of the eighteenth century, Josiah Wedgwood’s work is famous worldwide. His pottery was owned by Empress Catherine II of Russia, written about by Jane Austen, and brought to Peking by British diplomats to impress the Chinese. Despite these accomplishments, there was more to Wedgwood’s life than what meets the eye. He was a leader of the Industrial Revolution, prolific inventor, groundbreaking businessman, and fierce abolitionist. In this biography, Hunt explores the life of an individual whose immense talent and drive to create has impacted the ways in which we live and view the world.
Tristam Hunt is one of Britain’s most well-known historians and is the director of the Victoria and Albert Museum. He is a senior lecturer in British History at Queen Mary University of London, former member of Parliament, and appears regularly on BBC television and radio.
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From one of Britain’s leading historians and the director of the Victoria & Albert Museum, a scintillating biography of Josiah Wedgwood, the celebrated eighteenth-century potter, entrepreneur, and abolitionist