First, there were natural reasons like richness in the natural resources. Secondly, changes in the kingdom, power and autonomy also made the environment more favorable for innovation and creativity in the Britain. The two aspects are discussed below: Natural and political reasons favoring innovation in 18th century Britain: Britain saw such a large industrial revolution because she was rich in three commodities in particular which were iron, coal and water. Britain was able to use the water in her mountainous districts in order to drive the mills that were very important in the initial period of industrialization. “..the rivers, amplified from 1761 by a developing network of canals, facilitate inland transport in an age where roads are only rough tracks” (History World 1). Also, Britain was equipped with such a wonderful access to sea that goods could be transported through sea between the coastal areas without any inconvenience. Britain was able to make full use of its iron ores because of the technological advancements made particularly by the Darby family in the 18th century. In the later half of the 18th century, Britain was equipped with the steam power with the hard work of Boulton and Watt. “The first Boulton and Watt engine was completed in 1776” (Weissenbache 202). Because of the discovery of steam power, the wide spread resources of coal gained extreme importance in Britain. ...Show more
Britain had a significant share in the overall industrial revolution and innovation that occurred in the 18th century. A lot of things and facilities that were discovered in the 18th century originated in Britain…
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