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Sir Richard Arkwright (1732 - 1792) Arkwright is considered the father of the modern industrial factory system and his inventions were a catalyst for the Industrial Revolution.

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WILLERSLEY CASTLE Seat of Richard Arkwright Esq. Derbyshire Engraved by W. B. G. Cooke from a drawing by H. Moore

Artist Joseph Wright of Derby (1734‑1797), Title: Three Children of Richard Arkwright with a Kite, 1791. Tate Accession Number L02029

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Richard Arkwright | Cotton King’ Richard Arkwright was the father of the factory; the ‘Ford’ of his day; and one of the founders of the industrial revolution.

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