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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Worcester, Marquis of

Inventor of the steam-engine, born probably in the Strand; early gave himself to mechanical studies; was an ardent Royalist; negotiated with the Irish Catholics on behalf of the king; was discovered and imprisoned on a charge of treason, but his release being procured by the king, he spent some time in exile; on his return he was again imprisoned and then released; wrote an account of inventions amounting to a hundred, "A Century of Inventions" as he called it, one of which he described as "an admirable and most forcible way of driving up water by fire" (1601-1667).

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Worcester, Marquis of'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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