DVM – The Arkwrights – Spinners of Fortune


The definitive biography of Sir Richard Arkwright (1732-1792) and the first detailed account of the life of his only son Richard Arkwright Junior (1755-1843), and the dynasty he founded and sustained from his immense wealth. It considers his family’s origins in Lancashire; his education; inventions; patents won and lost; the Arkwright system; his emergence as a public figure and the business empire he created.