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J.B Priestly

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Research Homework Aaron Trebble J.B Priestly John Boynton Priestly (1894-1984) was an English writer who was born in Bradford. He served in the infantry during world war one, then afterwards attended cambridge university. As a newspaper essayist and journalist, he wrote on a variety of subjects, then the publication of "The Good Companions" in 1929 led to Priestly becoming an established writer . He followed this up in 1930 with "Angel Pavement". ...read more.

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Priestly declined a knighthood and a peerage, but later accepted the Order of Merit in 1977 from the Queen. 1912 At the end of the 19th century and the turn of the 20th, there was an industrial revolution underway, which led to a fall in worker' s purchasing power, which left more money for businessmen like Mr. Birling to become successful. The forming of the Labour party in 1893 was beggining to revoloutionise business in that workers were told they were entitled to a certain amount of money and that they should take drastic action if they weren't given it. ...read more.

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Birling as he would not have been able to get the coal to power his factory. H.G Wells was a Brittish writer and philosopher, who was anti capitalist and wanted more rights for women. Mr. Birling was probably against these ideas as capitalism worked well for his income and as long as men had more power he could become more successful. 1945 The roles of women had greatly changed after the wars, as they were much more valued in England than they had been before. ...read more.

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