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2 AGRICULTURE IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
3 THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
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18th century 1gth agricultural areas Bank Bank of England became began Britain British industry brought Canal carried cent changes Chartist coal colonies companies Corn Laws cotton duties early economic effective electricity enclosure engine England English especially example factories farmers farming fell free trade French George Stephenson German grew growth houses important improved increased India invention iron James Watt Labour party Lancashire land landowners large numbers later Lend-Lease living London machinery majority manufacturers meant ment merchants million Moreover movement National notably opened organised output overseas Parliament political Poor Law population problems produced progress prosperity railways reform result Revolution rise roads schools Second World War Seven Years War social South South Wales steam steel supplies tariffs taxation taxes textile took towns trade unions transport unemployment vote wages Wales women woollen workers workmen World