Industrial Revolution In Summary

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1624 - Statute of Monopolies

1624

1700 – The Enlightenment

1700

1750 – Patent system adopts “first-strike” mentality

1750

1760 – Cotton explosion begins (SJ 1764, CM 1779)

1760

1769 – “Cluster” of technical change begins

1769

1793 – Excess supply of rural labour

1793

1800 – Engineering industry established

1800

1850 – Majority of British industry mechanised

1850

Population Growth

Black Death

1348

1681 - Population at 5.1 million, IGR~0

1681

1770 – Population growth starts to accelerate

1770

Agricultural Revolution

1500 - Agricultural population at 74%

1500

1520-1739 - Farm production and yields double

1520 - 1739

1600 - Some enclosures

1600

1740-1800 – Yields only increase by 10%

1740 - 1800

1760s-1800 – Acceleration in parliamentary enclosures

1760 - 1800

1770-1841 – Agricultural imports rise >600%

1770 - 1841

1800-1850 – Yields increase by 65%

1800 - 1850

Standards of Living

1500 - Evidence of the industrious revolution

1500

Q2 17C Child mortality peaks at 348/1000

1625

1726-1826 – Life expectancy increases

1726 - 1826

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1775 – First measurements of heights, extraordinarily low

1775

1780-1814 – Real wages stagnate, rising by less than 30% to 1850s

1780 - 1814

1810-1840 – Significant social and political unrest

1810 - 1840