Plug: Iron, How Did They Make It

Unmitigated Pedant Bret Devereaux has another of his historical explaination/analyses up, and it’s what it says it’s about, a deeeeeep dive into how people made iron. This follows his last series, which looked at how people made bread.

From a well-fed and industrialized point of view, iron’s a lot more sexy, honestly.

For people who might be wanting more than just a spoon-fed overview, there is also a bibliography.

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