“Professor Jeremy Black examines one of the most extraordinary periods in British history: the Industrial Revolution. He explains the unique economic, social and political conditions that by the 19th century, led to Britain becoming the richest, most powerful nation on Earth. It was a time that transformed the way people think, work and play forever.

He traces the unprecedented explosion of new ideas and technological inventions that transformed Britain’s agricultural society into an increasingly industrial and urbanised one. Why the Industrial Revolution Happened Here explores two fascinating questions – why did the industrial revolution happen when it did, and why did it happen in Britain?

Professor Black discusses the reasons behind this transformation; from Britain’s coal reserves, which gave it a seemingly inexhaustible source of power, to the ascendency of political liberalism, with engineers and industrialists able to meet and share ideas and inventions. He explains the influence that geniuses like Josiah Wedgewood had on the consumer revolution and travels to Antigua to examine the impact Britain’s empire had on this extraordinary period of growth.”

BBC News. Accessed December 10, 2015. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01pz9d6.

“Industrial Revolution.” YouTube. Accessed December 10, 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhF_zVrZ3RQ.


19 Comments so far

  1.    fifa coins fifa 15 on December 21, 2015 3:06 pm

    fifa coins fifa 15

    Why the Industrial Revolution Happened Here [In Great Britain] : Western Civilization II Guides

  2.    casaen.mx on January 9, 2016 1:06 pm


    Why the Industrial Revolution Happened Here [In Great Britain] : Western Civilization II Guides

  3.    http://roblox-robux-generator.com/ on January 22, 2016 6:36 am


    Why the Industrial Revolution Happened Here [In Great Britain] : Western Civilization II Guides

  4.    ncaa.tumblr.com on April 26, 2016 1:37 pm


    Why the Industrial Revolution Happened Here [In Great Britain] : Western Civilization II Guides

  5.    ... on December 2, 2016 1:44 pm

    … um…. um…. um….. um…… yeah

  6.    screw scammers on February 14, 2020 3:32 pm


  7.    GuQin on June 20, 2020 8:13 am

    I have been surfing online more than three hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It is pretty worth enough for me. In my view, if all webmasters and bloggers made good content as you did, the net will be a lot more useful than ever before.

  8.    Hairstyles on June 20, 2020 9:28 am

    Good day! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you using for this site? I’m getting sick and tired of WordPress because I’ve had issues with hackers and I’m looking at options for another platform. I would be awesome if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

  9.    Hairstyles on June 20, 2020 10:09 am

    Thanks for your publication. What I want to point out is that while searching for a good on the web electronics retail outlet, look for a website with comprehensive information on critical indicators such as the level of privacy statement, protection details, any payment guidelines, and various terms and policies. Generally take time to look into the help along with FAQ areas to get a greater idea of the way the shop is effective, what they are capable of doing for you, and how you can make use of the features.

  10.    Hairstyles on June 20, 2020 2:33 pm

    Greetings! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could find a captcha plugin for my comment form? I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having trouble finding one? Thanks a lot!

  11.    GuQin on June 20, 2020 2:44 pm

    I do agree with all of the ideas you’ve presented in your post. They are really convincing and will definitely work. Still, the posts are too short for starters. Could you please extend them a little from next time? Thanks for the post.

  12.    ปั้มไลค์ on June 20, 2020 3:45 pm

    Like!! I blog quite often and I genuinely thank you for your information. The article has truly peaked my interest.

  13.    ทิชชู่เปียกแอลกอฮอล์ on June 20, 2020 3:46 pm

    I learn something new and challenging on blogs I stumbleupon everyday.

  14.    แผ่นกรองหน้ากากอนามัย on June 20, 2020 3:47 pm

    Thank you ever so for you article post.

  15.    เบอร์สวย on June 20, 2020 3:48 pm

    I am regular visitor, how are you everybody? This article posted at this web site is in fact pleasant.

  16.    SMS on June 20, 2020 3:49 pm

    bookmarked!!, I like your blog!

  17.    company subsequently signed deals on December 29, 2020 1:23 am

    company subsequently signed deals

    Western Civilization II Guides

  18.    voip dfw on April 29, 2022 5:49 am

    voip dfw

    Western Civilization II Guides

  19.    on site it services on October 4, 2022 2:32 am

    on site it services

    Western Civilization II Guides

Name (required)

Email (required)


Speak your mind