We use cookies to give you the best experience possible. By continuing we’ll assume you’re on board with our cookie policy

What did working-class men and women read during the Industrial Revolution?

The Industrial Revolution that came about in the early and mid-nineteenth century, affected many areas of English intellectual and cultural life; it changed the nature of many of the current disciplines, and brought forward the existence of new ones. Literature was an issue that was highly subjected to industrialism. According to Catherine Gallagher, narrative fiction, […]

read more
The Industrial Revolution

In this assignment I will be explaining why, by the 19th century, Britain was known as the ‘workshop of the world’. This was clearly defined by the Great Exhibition of the Work of Industry opened in May 1851, held in the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, London. This exhibition put on show to the world […]

read more
Changes Made By The Industrial Revolution

In mid 18th century Britain, 7 million people lived in small rural villages. Farming was the main occupation for workers at this time. Apart from London there were no cities and no factories. Woollen cloth, coal mining and iron were main industries. The years between 1750 – 1850 are known as the First Industrial Revolution. […]

read more
Showing all 4 results