Reference Entry

Armstrong, William George, Baron Armstrong (1810-1900), armaments manufacturer and industrialist

Stafford Maples Linsley

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/669

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Family background | Education and early engineering interests of William George Armstrong | Armstrong as lawyer | Genesis of W. G. Armstrong & Co. | Further developments in hydraulic engineering | War and armaments | A dominant gun manufacturer | Warships and naval guns: a worldwide supplier | President of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1863 | Building Cragside | The strike and lock-out of 1871 | Semi-retirement and travel | Philanthropy and later life

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