Episode 6 – William Axon, “A Manchester Man”: Conversation with Lucy Evans

We had a great conversation with Lucy Evans about the Victorian antiquarian and polymath, William Edward Armytage Axon. Axon was a man who often pops up in Victorian Manchester. It seems the seven degrees of separation rule was two degrees for Axon, as people have come across him in so many ways!

William Axon saw himself as a Manchester man, as a man of letters, as somebody placed in the world to do good“.

Listen on Spotify here, or below.

Lucy has also written a blog piece on Axon which can be viewed here.


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