Metallum Martis – Dud Dudley
First published in 1665, Mettallum Martis sets down the trials and tribulations of Dud Dudley, favourite son of Lord Dudley by his concubine, Elizabeth Tomlinson.  Dud Dudley had discovered the secret of smelting iron using coal at a time timber stocks for charcoal burning were in decline.  In his lifetime he was to be thwarted in his efforts by lawsuits, flood, and riotous mob.  In Mettallum Martis, he puts his side of the story.
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