In the 1700s, British Parliament alleviated enclosures using legislation.
Between 1700 and 1800 the population in Britain went from approximately 5 million to 9 million. In the whole of Europe the population went up roughly 60 million people.
Jethro Tull created the Seed Drill which planted seeds in rows instead of scattered on the ground. Picture - The Industrial Revolution
In 1709, Abraham Darby tried using coal instead of the commonly used charcoal to separate iron from it's ore. This created an iron with better-quality that wasn't as expensive.
In 1712, Thomas Newcomen invented the first steam engine. The steam engine is powered by coal and used to pump water out of mines. Picture - Thomas Newcomen
In the mid 1700s, John Wesley created the Methodist movement. He thought people needed faith and wanted others to act in a moral way.
James Watt made improvements on the steam engine that was originally created by Thomas Newcomen. Picture - Steam Engine
In 1769, Richard Arkwright created his invention, the water frame. The water frame was a spinning machine that ran off of water. Picture - Water Frame
Eli Whitney played a huge role in the cotton and textile industry when he created the cotton gin. The cotton gin was a machine that could separate cotton seeds from the cotton. Picture - Cotton Gin
The first major rail line for the world was created in 1830. It was from Liverpool to Manchester.