William Nicholson (1753–1815)

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William Nicholson Jr (1789–?)

Accidental historian and author

Sue Durrell

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Paul, Eleni, Tom and Phil at Exesios

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Kelly Buckley

Historical research

Natasha Chare (BA History, Sheffield University)

Kelly Buckley (BA History, Queen Mary, University of London)

Freddie Wildblood (BA History with a European Language)

Len Barnett (Maritime researcher)

Historic and scientific advisors

Hasok Chang (Professor of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge)

Anthony Francis-Jones (Wrekin College, Institute of Physics History Group)

Katie Forster (A friend, Heritage and Tourism consultant, past Chair of West Midlands and former Head of Marketing & PR at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum)

Jonathan Betts (Horology)

Gerald Eades Bentley Jr (Literary scholar and specialist on William Blake)

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Carla Boulton (Naughty Mutt)


Pauline Chare

Pamela Skipwith

The Life of William Nicholson, 1753–1815

A Memoir of Enlightenment, Commerce, Politics, Arts and Science

Edited by Sue Durrell and with an afterword by Professor Frank James


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