Thomas Williams, The Copper King
Thomas Williams was born in Anglesey in 1737. Becoming the active partner in the Parys Mountain copper mine, he was described by Matthew Boulton as ‘the despotick sovereign of the copper trade’, having successfully moved against an established smelting cartel by establishing or purchasing his own facilities. These included, in 1788, those at Temple Island, near Marlow, where he became resident. Julian Hunt takes up the story of the man who became Member of Parliament for Great Marlow between 1790 and 1800.
Saturday 22nd April 2017, 2pm
Southcourt Community Centre, Prebendal Avenue, Aylesbury HP21 8LF
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