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Bust out a few of these fun facts about Big Games past. 1. (37) The Victorian Way. From quills to typewriters: how the industrial revolution changed our writing culture. Documents written centuries ago are fascinating, revealing not only the thoughts of those who wrote them but a history of how they were written.

From quills to typewriters: how the industrial revolution changed our writing culture

This blog looks at the changes in the way we have expressed our thoughts through the written word since the industrial revolution. The industrial revolution brought about a shift from an economy based on agriculture and handicrafts to one focused around large industries and factory systems. Alongside this, increased need for written documentation developed. During this period, new technologies and materials changed writing practices, in private as well as in the workplace.

Writing with quills For centuries, feathers had been the most popular writing tool. Turning a feather into a working quill required other tools, such as a small knife to cut the feather and produce its narrow end. RELATED: Read our blog Reading habits in the past. Industrial Revolution Sources. British Pathé.

Industrial Revolution in Britain: Resources. Revolutionary Players: The people, ideas & innovations that shaped the modern world. Lives - Lives - London Lives. Biographies Compiled using London Lives London Lives contains enough documentary material to reconstruct the lives, or significant portions of the lives, of hundreds of thousands of Londoners who lived in the eighteenth century, including both plebeians and the officers who manned the institutions of government and social welfare.

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You can access the lives by clicking either on the keywords you are interested in, or on individual names using the alphabetical index below. Lives A-Z Robert Abel, b. 1767 Parmenas Adcock, b. 1774 Percy Allen, fl. 1720-1723 Quilt Arnold, 1687-c.1726 Roderick Awdry, c. 1698-1714 Samuel Badham, 1692-1740 Michael Baker, b. 1682 George Barrington 1755-1804 Mary Bell, b. 1774 Elizabeth Bennett, fl. 1765-1792. Public health and epidemics in the 19th and 20th centuries. 2.

Public health and epidemics in the 19th and 20th centuries

Essential information You can search our catalogue for relevant records using keywords and dates. However, because the catalogue descriptions of these records are not very detailed it can be difficult to identify the right keywords to find the documents you want. The printed current guide, available on site at Kew, can be used to identify useful keywords relating to this or other subjects.

Ask for it at an enquiry desk. Poverty and the Poor Laws. Use this guide for advice on how to locate Poor Law records at The National Archives, as well as documents in which issues of and connected to poverty are discussed more broadly.

Poverty and the Poor Laws

The records refer mainly to poverty in England and Wales in the 19th century. 2. The birth of Poor Law Unions in 1834 After 1834 parishes were grouped into Poor Law Unions (new local government units) and these unions reported to the newly created Poor Law Commission, later the Poor Law Board, and later again, the Poor Law Department of the Local Government Board, all based in London. Each Poor Law Union was run by a board of guardians elected by ratepayers from their constituent parishes. Prize-Winning Animation Lets You Fly Through 17th Century London. Six students from De Montfort University have created a stellar 3D representation of 17th century London, as it existed before The Great Fire of 1666.

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The bloody clash that changed Britain. On the morning of 16 August 1819, an immense crowd poured into Manchester, perhaps the largest the town had ever seen.

The bloody clash that changed Britain

They came in an orderly and peaceful fashion. Banners bearing slogans such as “Liberty and Fraternity” and “Taxation without Representation is Unjust and Tyrannical” flapped in the breeze, and bands played patriotic tunes including Rule Britannia and God Save the King. It was a fine and sunny day. On they came in cheerful mood; organised contingents from Bolton and Bury; 6,000 marching from Rochdale and Middleton; others from Saddleworth and Stalybridge; 200 women dressed in white from Oldham, together with families bringing their children and picnics with them.

If later estimates that 60,000 people gathered at St Peter’s Fields that day are correct, it means that practically half the population of Manchester and the surrounding towns (a crowd somewhat larger than that at Manchester City home matches today) had come to attend a meeting calling for parliamentary reform. INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION. SEE ALSO, Europe Transformed Author: Lewis Hackett Date: 1992 Industrialization: The First Phase Most products people in the industrialized nations use today are turned out swiftly by the process of mass production, by people (and sometimes, robots) working on assembly lines using power-driven machines.


People of ancient and medieval times had no such products. They had to spend long, tedious hours of hand labor even on simple objects. Internet History Sourcebooks. Industrial Revolution See Main Page for a guide to all contents of all sections.

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Industrial Revolution. Industrial Revolution. Victorian Social History: Sitemap. History - Women's Work. Untitled Document. Now that we have looked at how and why the Industrial Revolution occurred, it’s time to consider its effects on people.

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We learned that industrial production increased tremendously, bringing wealth and power to Great Britain throughout the 19th century. Images of the Industrial Revolution. Industrial Revolution - Facts & Summary. The textile industry, in particular, was transformed by industrialization. Before mechanization and factories, textiles were made mainly in people’s homes (giving rise to the term cottage industry), with merchants often providing the raw materials and basic equipment, and then picking up the finished product. Workers set their own schedules under this system, which proved difficult for merchants to regulate and resulted in numerous inefficiencies. In the 1700s, a series of innovations led to ever-increasing productivity, while requiring less human energy. For example, around 1764, Englishman James Hargreaves (1722-1778) invented the spinning jenny (“jenny” was an early abbreviation of the word “engine”), a machine that enabled an individual to produce multiple spools of threads simultaneously.

By the time of Hargreaves’ death, there were over 20,000 spinning jennys in use across Britain. Water Power and the Industrial Revolution: Denis Smith. Top 10 Industrial Revolution Inventions. The Industrial Revolution -- an innovative period between the mid-18th and 19th centuries -- thrust people from a predominantly agricultural existence into a more urban lifestyle. Although we label this era a "revolution," its title is somewhat misleading. The movement that first took root in Great Britain wasn't a sudden burst of advancement, but rather a buildup of breakthroughs that relied on or fed off one another. Just as the dot-coms were integral to the 1990s, inventions were what made this epoch unique. Without all those soaring, ingenious minds, many of the basic goods and services we use today wouldn't exist. Whether adventurous souls dared to tinker with existing inventions or to dream of something brand-new, one thing's for sure -- the revolution changed the lives of many people (yours included).

The Industrial Revolution - Innovations. Agricultural Revolution The Agricultural Revolution is the name given to the drastic changes in the farming process that occurred in the 1600's onwards. The spread-out, shared farms, common under the "open-field system" of cultivation, turned into more compact, but larger, farms. The many problems associated with open fields; the overgrazing of animals, difficulty in reaching consensus for change, and single herds that had led to a spread of animal diseases and uncontrollable breeding breeding; had all become generally solved (Gernhard).

Farmers had discovered a crop rotation system that allowed them to forgo leaving up to half the land unused or fallow between each planting. Animal husbandry was becoming widely used. The Railroad Journey and the Industrial Revolution: Crash Course World History 214. Coal, Steam, and The Industrial Revolution: Crash Course World History #32. BBC Bitesize - KS3 History - The triangular slave trade - Revision 1. Child labour. Industrialisation led to a dramatic increase in child labour.

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. Early industry Early 18th century British industries were generally small scale and relatively unsophisticated. Most textile production, for example, was centred on small workshops or in the homes of spinners, weavers and dyers: a literal ‘cottage industry’ that involved thousands of individual manufacturers. Inventing the Future. BBC Bitesize - GCSE History - The Industrial Revolution Class Clips, Page 1. Victorian Children in trouble with the law. Crime, and how to deal with it, was one of the great issues of Victorian Britain. In the first place there seemed to be a rising crime rate, from about 5,000 recorded crimes per year in 1800 to 20,000 per year in the 1830s.

The Victorians had a firm belief in making criminals face up to their responsibilities and in punishment. Between 1842 and 1877, 90 new prisons were built in Britain. GCSE Bitesize: Living conditions in cities. BBC Bitesize - KS3 History - Everyday life in the Industrial Era - Revision 1. The East India Company: How a trading corporation became an imperial ruler. In 1600, a group of London merchants led by Sir Thomas Smythe petitioned Queen Elizabeth I to grant them a royal charter to trade with the countries of the eastern hemisphere. Au.pinterest. The Great Exhibition. Dickens's London: in pictures. MyNoise Online Noise Generators. ♥ Sounds like when blood rushes inside your ears :o ♥ This is really relaxing. I'm just browsing Reddit but it feels like I'm actually doing something useful! ♥ It seems odd thats it's so calming... I just think it's a good balance. Britain's child slaves: New book says their misery helped forge Britain.

By Annabel Venning for MailOnline Updated: 14:03 GMT, 17 September 2010. The Industrial Revolution and the Railway System.