What do Charles Dickens, Michael Faraday and James Braidwood have in common?

Cover of James Braidwood, father of the London fire Brigade, last book. Dickens featured an article in Household words about Braidwood in 1850.

Cover of James Braidwood, father of the London fire Brigade, last book. Charles Dickens featured an article in Household Words about James Braidwood in 1850.

Be sure to check out my recent letter to the editor in Fire Technology this week here.

The letter is a teaser of the History of fire sciences and technology project that I am currently putting together.  The letter is an essay describing Charles Dickens’ role with promoting fire sciences to the greater public in the Victorian era. Excerpts of prose influenced by Dickens can be found in the article.

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