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James Brindley Canal Builder

James Brindley Canal Engineer
This entry is part 6 of 14 in the series Industrial Revolution

James Brindley canal engineer whose work in canal engineering spanned a mere 13 years. How did he manage to achieve so much for the canal building era? His work can still be seen in the centre of Birmingham.

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Victorian Period

Alexandra Feodorovna

The Victorian Period 1837 – 1901 Find out more about the Victorian Period in Britain by using a combination of the timeline and synopsis below as well as our posts. Find new intriguing connections using our themed history pages. Explore the world of science, the arts, church, government or law. Discover more about this dynamic…

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The English Accent and Family History

What English accent did your ancestors speak with back in Elizabethan England? You might be surprised to learn that an American reciting Shakespeare is nearer to the mark than you or I.

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Georgian Period

Georgian Period

The Georgian Period in Britain. Explore the growth of Empire and the Industrial Revolution. The Georgian Period 1714 – 1837 Find out more about the Georgian Period in Britain by using a combination of the timeline and synopsis below as well as our posts. Find new intriguing connections using our themed history pages. Explore the…

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Napoleonic Wars

Napoleonic Wars 1803-1815 The Napoleonic Wars were a continuation of the French Revolutionary Wars led and dominated by Napoleon Bonaparte since 1796 and kick-off the start of the 19th Century. There had been a short-lived peaceful interlude following the collapse of the 2nd coalition and Peace of Amiens but anxieties and suspicions were arouse as…

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Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution

Agricutural and Industrial Revolution Agricultural and Industrial Revolution Agricultural and industrial revolution as a theme of British History, use this theme, the timeline at the bottom of this page and map to explore these two tremendous and complex revolutions that changed 17th century Britain beyond all recognition. From a rural to manufacturing economy, it spurred…

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James Watt and the Industrial Revolution 1774

James Watt
This entry is part 7 of 6 in the series Industrial Inventions and Innovations

James Watt and the Industrial Revolution The inventor of the first practical and it should be said, economical steam engine was James Watt, an instrument maker from Glasgow who saw the problems with earlier engines such as Newcomen’s engine. A man with a fastidious eye for details, Watt saw the potential to improve the engine…

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