Introduction to the British Industrial Revolution

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Kelly Macquire
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published on 18 March 2024

Did you know that the industrial revolution in Britain is referred to as the first industrial revolution, since that is where it happened first?

The British Industrial Revolution was a period of both innovative mechanisation and deep social change that has been generally agreed to have spanned from the mid-18th century to the mid-19th century, or more specifically, between 1760 and 1840 – but that's not to say that there weren’t any important or necessary developments before or after this general period.

The Industrial Revolution in Britain, also known as the First Industrial Revolution, wasn’t one single dramatic event, but instead, a gradual process of the mechanisation of industry as well as of agriculture that created long-lasting social change, such as the urbanisation of Britain, that then spread throughout France from 1830, Germany from 1850, and to the United States from 1865 in the Second Industrial Revolution.

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— CHAPTERS —
0:00​ Introduction
1:09 What was the British Industrial Revolution?
2:55 What Caused the First Industrial Revolution?
5:04 Notable Inventions
9:18 The Impacts of the British Industrial Revolution
12:52 Outro

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British Industrial Revolution https://www.worldhistory.org/British_Industrial_Revolution/
The Impact of the British Industrial Revolution https://www.worldhistory.org/article/2226/the-impact-of-the-british-industrial-revolution/
Social Changes in the British Industrial Revolution https://www.worldhistory.org/article/2229/social-change-in-the-british-industrial-revolution/
Agriculture in the British Industrial Revolution https://www.worldhistory.org/article/2191/agriculture-in-the-british-industrial-revolution/
Top 10 Inventions of the Industrial Revolution https://www.worldhistory.org/article/2204/top-10-inventions-of-the-industrial-revolution/

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Kelly Macquire
Kelly is a graduate from Monash University who has completed her BA (Honours) in Ancient History and Archaeology, focussing on iconography and status in Pylos burials. She has a passion for mythology and the Aegean Bronze Age.

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