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Steven Gray

Steven Gray
Steven Gray is currently studying for his AHRC funded PhD at Warwick University and the National Maritime Museum. His working title is 'Imperial Coaling: Steam-power, the Royal Navy and British Imperial Coaling stations circa. 1870-1914'.

History Relived at the British Library

Arriving at the British Library, I was unsure what to expect. ‘History Relived’ was promised to be ‘a fun day of social media storytelling’, and ‘an unprecedented opportunity to explore The British Newspaper Archive’. During the day, the flyer stated, we would experiment with the idea of Twitter in the 1890s – ‘what would it look like? What events would …

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HS2: The Historian’s View

Historian Steven Gray argues the case for solid infrastructure. My work on coaling the navy frequently looks at infrastructure. Coal did not simply appear at foreign stations, nor was increased demand simply absorbed by existing infrastructure. Throughout the period I look at (1870-1914) changes are made to ensure that the system employed improves the efficiency and quality of the delivery …

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