Edward Rushton’s Story – The Impetuous Temperament

Edward Rushton's Story - The Impetuous Temperament

(Image: Rushton in the dome at the Old Blind School, Hardman Street)

Edwardrushton.org.uk celebrates the life of the Liverpool poet who, at the age of 19, was blinded helping slaves. Founder of the School for the Blind, Rushton’s world was one of press gangs, revolution and oppression.

One of the first people to look afresh at Edward Rushton’s life was the late Bill Hunter. Bill wrote Forgotten Hero in 2002, and you can listen to a recording of it on the website, in instalments.

This week is Track 20. The Impetuous Temperament. For seven years before he died in 1814, Rushton regained some sight after an eye operation.


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