INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION in England (XVIII) (First Brands (s.XIX) (PEAR…
Political/economic competition in Europe
England had just a quarter and two thirds the population of France and Spain respectively.
They were under constant pressure fighting against enemies.
The need to keep up with the enemy put tremendous pressure on the country to produce more.
Innovations in technology
Invention of the Spinning Jenny
Invention of the water frame
revolution in Europe
The rise in scientific temperament
Society more opened to new ideas
Fertile ground for innovation and newer ideas
Agricultural revolution in UK
Rise in productivity accelerated the decline of the agricultural share
More urban workforce
Exclusive rights to the inventors
Financing of newer ideas
Availability of iron
Creation of the largest iron industry
Growth in population
Due to Agricultural
This led to Britain having enough
labour to feed its industrial growth.
Population grew rapidly t
hroughout the century.
The canal systems were built.
Became a popular source of transportation
Since they were economical and reliable.
First Brands (s.XIX)