The Road to Enlightenment

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  • West Midlands

  • 18 November 2017

  • 10:00
  • £5

During the mid-18th and into the earlier parts of the 19th century, social, cultural and economic development across Western Europe has been reflected in what has become known as the Enlightenment. But it manifested itself in different ways in different locations. It has been characterised by the pursuit of improvement; rational thought and attempts at understanding nature; and economic progress for the benefit of society. In this lecture Roger Bruton draws on aspects of his doctoral thesis to highlight how emergence of such change impacted Shropshire.

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