The Ascent of Man
Episode 08 - The Drive for Power. This episode looks at the industrial and political revolutions of the 18th century, which were as significant as the Renaissance in man's progress. Jacob Bronowski concentrates more on the revolutions as an agent of social change. In particular, the Industrial Revolution in England which improved the standard of living for many. The steam engine led to the development of the railway and helped make England the mercantile capital of the world in the following century.
|Episode 08 - The Drive for Power|
|Industrial Revolution - wikipedia
The Industrial Revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes in the period from about 1760 to sometime between 1820 and 1840.
|Andrew Marr's History of the World - Age of Industry
In this episode, Andrew Marr tells how Britain's Industrial Revolution created the modern world.
|Why did Industrial Revolution Happen in Britain?
Professor Jeremy Black examines one of the most extraordinary periods in British history: the Industrial Revolution.
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