This is a story of how two very different people, one a Clerical Gentleman the other a humble weaver and spinner revolutionised the weaving and spinning industries in Britain. The book tells you about:
- Reverend Edmund Cartwright—inventor of the power weaving loom.
- Samuel Crompton—inventor of the spinning machine.
- Charles Tennant—a chemist who turned the time consuming process of bleaching cloth into a mater of moments.
Read about the perils of invention and having your ideas stolen and the effect of a Prime Ministers assassination on your reward for hard work.