William Huskisson

Standard Name: Huskisson, William


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Occupation Barbarina Brand, Baroness Dacre
On 15 September 1830 she and her husband attended, with a party from the government, the opening of Britain's first mainline railway, the Liverpool and Manchester (which also saw the world's first railway accident, fatal...
Textual Production Harriet Martineau
Textual Production Ellen Wood
EW published Mildred Arkell, a novel in three volumes which deals with the effects of William Huskisson 's liberalisation of British trade in the 1820s.
Athenæum. J. Lection.
1966 (1865): 12


1823: William Huskisson, as MP for Liverpool and...

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William Huskisson , as MP for Liverpool and President of the Board of Trade , secured the equalization of customs duties in Britain and Ireland, a big step on the road towards free trade.

15 September 1830: The Liverpool and Manchester Railway, the...

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15 September 1830

The Liverpool and Manchester Railway, the first large-scale passenger steam railway, was officially opened; public timetabled service began on 17 September.


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