William Armstrong: Magician of the North


William Armstrong- Magician of the North 

by Henrietta Heald

Paperback, 370 Pages with illustrations

Shortlisted for the Portico Prize


William Armstrong was one of the most brilliant and charismatic figures of the Victorian Age. A self-made man who was an inventor, scientist, prophet and Engineer. He built Cragside for himself, the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity, and created an industrial powerhouse on the Tyne employing 25,000 people.

This gripping and highly acclaimed biography exposes him as a romantic and visonary by nature, as well as being an intensely practical man, dreaming always of a better world.


“An excellent book..hugely enjoyable”     Alexander Armstrong 


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