Hill Farming in the North of England

Hill Farming in the North of England

Women of Power

Women of Power

Bonnie Geordie

The Life of Tycoon Sir George Elliot

Publication Date15th December 2023

Book FormatHardback

pages288

IllustrationsNone

Height234

Width156

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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ISBN
9781398102316

George Elliot was a self-made Victorian entrepreneur who rose from humble beginnings as a pit boy in England’s north-east to become one of the biggest coal owners in the world. His aptitude in engineering would later lead to him being deeply involved in the manufacture and laying of the first Transatlantic Cable.


He became an MP and was created a Baronet by Queen Victoria. He worked extensively with Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli and Ismail Pasha, the ruler of Egypt at the time of the Suez Canal’s construction, it which he played a part. This book includes an overview of the Industrial Revolution and its radical effects on the lives of people in Britain, the laying of the Transatlantic Cable, and a blow-by-blow account of the building of the Suez Canal.


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

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