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Research Guide : The Making of the Modern World [1750-1914]: Origins of the Industrial Revolution

What developments led to the Industrial Revolution?

3D Representation of Pre-Industrial London

Overview of The Industrial Revolution

In this article, Matthew White explores the industrial revolution which changed the landscape and infrastructure of Britain forever.

The 18th century saw the emergence of the ‘Industrial Revolution’, the great age of steam, canals and factories that changed the face of the British economy forever.

Source: Georgian Britain, British Library, published 14 October 2009

Revolutionary Players of the Industrial Revolution


This website provides primary sources relating to major personalities of the British Industrial Revolution. The clock face is divided into segments representing years.

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