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Industry and Agriculture

Information on the industry and agriculture of Europe, including the Industrial and Agricultural Revolutions.

The Industrial Revolution
An overview of the first Industrial Revolution.

The Industrial Revolution – An Essay
This is an introductory essay by Professor Gerhard Rempel of the Western New England College, which covers most aspects of the Industrial Revolution, including both technological and social change.

Agricultural Revolution
An excellent introduction to the agricultural revolution from the BBC.

Thomas Savery c.1650 – 1715
Thomas Savery was a pioneer in steam engines, but was he a very successful one?

Francis Egerton, Third Duke of Bridgewater 1763 - 1803
Francis Egerton, the Third Duke of Bridgewater, was a pioneer of British canal building.

Causes and Preconditions for the Industrial Revolution
What caused the Industrial Revolution, what was Britain like before it, and is there a set of pre-conditions?

The Development of Banking in the Industrial Revolution
How did the development of banking and finance help the industrial revolution?

Iron in the Industrial Revolution
How this key resource contributed to the industrial revolution.

Coal Mining: Living and Working Conditions in the Industrial Revolution
Coal was vital to the Industrial Revolution, but miners faced many problems.

Coal in the Industrial Revolution
How coal became the fuel of the Industrial Revolution.

Steam in the Industrial Revolution
Was steam a key part of the Industrial Revolution, or was it only later that it changed the world?

Key Inventions of the Industrial Revolution
A List of the Inventions which made the Industrial Revolution.

Richard Arkwright 1732 - 1792
A controversial figure, Richard Arkwright's factories played a large role in the Industrial Revolution.

Abraham Darby I 1678 - 1717
Abraham Darby I was one of the true pioneers of the Industrial Revolution. This is why.

The Industrial Revolution: Evolution or Revolution?
Was the Industrial Revolution pushed on by one industry or many?

Transport in the Industrial Revolution
How did roads, canals and rail develop in the Industrial Revolution?

The Development of Roads in the Industrial Revolution
How did roads change during the Industrial Revolution?

The Development of Canals in the Industrial Revolution
Canals were at their height during the Industrial Revolution. This is how.

The Railways in the Industrial Revolution
Railways burst into life during the Industrial Revolution. This is how.

Textiles during the Industrial Revolution
Did Cotton drive the Industrial Revolution, or are things more complicated?

The Iron Bridge - A History
What is the 'Iron Bridge' and why was it important?

Abraham Darby III 1750 - 1789
Who was Abraham Darby III?

British Poor Law Reform in the Industrial Revolution
Workhouses and Reform: The UK Poor Laws of the Industrial Revolution.

Population Growth and Movement in the Industrial Revolution
How did the Industrial Revolution Change Britain's Population?

Public Health in the Industrial Revolution
How did Public Health develop during the Industrial Revolution?

Henry Cort 1740 – 1800
Who was Henry Cort and what did he invent?

John McAdam 1756 - 1836
Who was John McAdam and what did he do?

Thomas Newcomen 1663 – 1723
Who was Thomas Newcomen and what did he invent?

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