Dr Charles Kinder Bradbury is an industrial chemist. His many interests have included colour chemistry, industrial ceramics, pharmaceutical intermediates, and alternative energy projects. For 22 years he ran his own small chemical company, based in Fife, Scotland, where he now resides. Since retirement he has obtained a doctorate in Chemistry from the University of York, with research into liquid crystals. His latest projects concern family heritage and, following the publication of Bradbury Heritage, this collaborative venture with Henry Steuart Fothringham is hoped to be the second in a series of such books.
Henry Steuart Fothringham, OBE, is a keen historian, with interests ranging from early Scottish history to the material culture of Scotland, particularly silver, paintings, and furniture. He co-owned Grantully Castle Antiques and became known as a leading authority on the lives and works of the goldsmiths, silversmiths, and jewellers of the royal burghs of Scotland. Henry has written several books and other publications on the subject as well as about the Incorporated Trades of the City of Edinburgh. He was a member of H M Government’s Advisory Council on the Export of Works of Art and for his work with the Council was appointed OBE. He is a past President of the Stewart Society.