Agriculture before the industrial revolution focused mainly on agricultural production, and the people would work in industries in-between planting and harvesting, and there was a huge reliance on agriculture for food and money.  After the industrial revolution new foods like the potato and new technology and methods came about.  Some of the new technology was […]

There are many examples of artwork that were created to express the hardships of the Inductrial Revolution. A good example is the one below called The Third Class Carriage: The Third Class Carriage by Honore Daumier This is an oil painting on canvas by Honore Daumier created between 1862-1864. The image shows a crowded car of […]

In this timeline, it shows the viewer the chronological order of when the great technological advances of Britain for the textile and agricultural industries that were introduced between the years of 1709 and 1858. 1709 Abraham Darby introduced coke smelting to his ironworks at Coalbrookdale in Shropshire. 1712 The first workable steam-powered engine was developed […]

During the Industrial Revolution, many major advances occurred in agriculture, technology, and even society itself. Some saw the need to document or flaunt these substantial changes. These ideas were showcased at the Great Palace Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, also referred to as The Crystal Palace Exhibition (Named after the original […]

Causes of the Industrial Revolution

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The Industrial Revolution first began in Great Britain in the early 19th century. Great Britain had gained a excess of capital from their profits from their global trading system. Their navy was the best in the world which allowed them to dominate overseas commerce. This excess capital allowed for people to invest in the economy […]

The Industrial Revolution’s Modern Portrayal

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In England, the Industrial Revolution is a huge part of British History. It was during the Industrial Revolution period, that England brought itself out of poverty and became the huge world power that it is today. Therefore, the Industrial Revolution is mentioned a lot not only in education in England, but also in their pop […]

Britain’s Canal System

December 3, 2013 | 1 Comment

The British canal system played a vital role of England’s during the Industrial Revolution. The canal system at first grew quickly, connecting the canals through the South, Midlands, parts of the North of England and Wales. Canals became the popular means of transportation during the Industrial Revolution because of their economic and reliable way for […]

The Great Exhibition

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In 1851 in Hyde Park, London, England, the Crystal Palace was built to hold Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations. The Palace was thought out and organized by Henry Cole and Prince Albert. The purpose of the Crystal Palace at this exhibit was to show the grand scheme of the British empire, […]

With all of the changes happening during the Industrial Revolution, some weren’t as keen on new technologies and machineries as others. With this, Luddism was created. Webster’s Dictionary defines Luddism as “Any of a group of British workers who between 1811 and 1816 rioted and destroyed laborsaving textile machinery in the belief that such machinery […]

In this timeline, it shows the viewer the chronological order of when the great technological advances of Britain for the textile and agricultural industries that were introduced between the years of 1709 and 1858. 1709 Abraham Darby introduced coke smelting to his ironworks at Coalbrookdale in Shropshire. 1712 The first workable steam-powered engine was developed by Thomas […]

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