The Industrial Revolution: Invention and Innovation

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Often thought of as beginning in Britain in the 18th century, the Industrial
Revolution (c.1750-1850) is characterised by its many brilliant figures and

It was a time epitomised by the wide scale introduction of machinery, the
transformation of cities and significant technological developments. Many modern
mechanisms have their origins from this period.

From Josiah Wedgwood to William Morris, J.M.W Turner to Isambard Kingdom
Brunel’s SS Great Western, this eBook focuses on some of the remarkable inventions
and inventors of this age.

Detailed articles explain key topics, edited from various History Hit resources.
Included in this eBook are articles written for History Hit by authors such as Martin
Easdown and Martyn Pring. Features written by History Hit staff past and present
are also included.

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