Joseph Rowntree

Joseph Rowntree

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The Rowntree name is linked to some of the most iconic and well-loved brands of the 20th century, including the KitKat, Aero and Fruit Pastilles. On the way he transformed a small factory in York into a global business. But there is much more to the Joseph Rowntree story than chocolate. A prominent Quaker, social reformer, political campaigner and educationalist, he reshaped his home city and improved the welfare of generations of workers. Rather than diminish with his death in 1925, Rowntree's legacy has grown as the charitable trusts he founded become ever-more influential. This fascinating biography traces Joseph Rowntree's life from grocer's son to great Victorian philanthropist and beyond.show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text | 73 pages
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (Digital)
  • SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
  • Botley, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747814368
  • 9780747814368

About Chris Titley

Chris Titley is an award-winning journalist and writer. During his time as features editor at the Yorkshire Evening Press he wrote a weekly column, two books and a number of supplements on the history of York. Since turning freelance in 2006 he has written for the Guardian, the Times Educational Supplement and Yorkshire Life. Chris also researched and wrote the 50,000-word text for the History Of York website on behalf of the city's Museums Trust.show more

Table of contents

Introduction / Born into Business / The Apprentice / Local to National / Moving Up, Moving Out / Religion and Politics / Death and Legacy / Further Reading / Indexshow more

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