Graham Watkins Author.
The Iron Masters -A Welsh Historical Novel of The Napoleonic Wars
In the 18th Century a few bold men created the biggest industrial city, civilisation had ever seen. They were the Iron Masters, masters of metal and men. Their cannons saved a kingdom, forged the greatest empire in the world and changed the history of the human race. Intrigue, bribery, adultery and murder were common in Merthyr Tydfil, a town where the furnaces burned day and night, the sun seldom pierced the soot filled sky and the Iron Masters ruled without pity.
Nye Vaughn, a humble farm boy, walked to Merthyr to find his destiny, unaware that a war was coming which would engulf the known world and make daring men rich. To fight Bonaparte, Britain needed cannons, thousands of them. Vaughn built the largest foundry of them all and made his fortune but, when the world changed, the iron monster he created turned against him.
Five volumes in one book, the complete set, telling the story of the Vaughn empire from 1780 to 1832.
Max Power 2015 Book Awards Five Star Read.