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The Life of Tycoon Sir George Elliot

Publication Date15th December 2023

Book FormatHardback





The story of entrepreneur George Elliot, containing first hand material and fascinating facts from the Industrial Revolution, and some inspirational moments of the Victorian Era.
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George Elliot was a self-made Victorian entrepreneur who became one of the biggest coal owners in the world. His aptitude in engineering led to him being deeply involved in the manufacture and laying of the first Trans-Atlantic cable.

He became an MP and was created a Baronet by Queen Victoria. He worked extensively with Disraeli and the ruler of Egypt at the time of the Suez Canal. This book includes an overview of the Industrial Revolution and how it radicalised the lives of people in Britain; the laying of the Trans-Atlantic Cable; together with a blow by blow account of the building of the Suez Canal.

Also discussed are Elliot’s relationships with other notable figures of the era, including Prime Minister Disraeli, the ‘Railway King’ George Hudson, and the writer Bram Stoker.

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