BOOK NEWTOWN HOTELS

Featured Destination

March 2020: West Norfolk

Welcome to West Norfolk, a truly special place of unspoilt charm and natural beauty, where tranquillity and relaxation are the order of the day.

Set against ...More
More Uk destinations

Robert Owen
- Favourite Briton.

Born in Newtown, Mid Wales
Born on 14th of May 1771
Died on 17th of November 1858

Quotes from Robert Owen

'Man is the creature of circums'... More

1771 -1858. Welsh social and educational reformer.

Son of a saddler. By age of 19 was manager of a cotton mill. Established a model community in New Lanark with improved housing and working conditions, a school and a village store. Toured the country making speeches on his experiments. Established a new community in America, New Harmonoy, based on his socialist ideas. Sold his textile mills in 1827 and spent rest of is life helping various reform groups.

Links:
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/IRowen.htm Biography

More famous Britons here

Contributors: Do you have a site related to Robert Owen?
Supply some content for this page and we will gladly add a link to your site. Email here.

6219 views since 2nd February 2007

Brit Quote:
Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness. - William Wordsworth
More Quotes

On this day:
Death of Richard I - 1199, The Declaration of Arbroath - 1320, Dover Straits Earthquake - 1580, First Modern Olympics - 1896, America Enters World War One - 1917, Salt March Ends - 1930
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages