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2,548.  ‘The man who discovered how to power the world ... was James Watt, and his steam engine was to drive the industrial revolution.’  (Science & Industrial Revolution & Steam & Great Britain & Engineering)  Genius of Britain II: A Roomful of Brilliant Minds, Channel 4 2012, James Dyson

 

2,549.  The answer was to cool and condense the steam in a separate chamber outside the main cylinder.  (Science & Steam & Industrial Revolution & Great Britain & Engineering)  ibid.

 

2,550.  Watt’s monsters throbbed day and night.  (Science & Steam & Industrial Revolution & Great Britain & Engineering)  ibid. 

 

2,551.  James Watt’s invention changed the world ... This was the start of the Industrial Revolution.  (Science & Steam & Industrial Revolution & Great Britain & Engineering)  ibid. 

 

 

4,393.  The Industrial Revolution … The key to the modern world – the machine.  (Humanity & Industrial Revolution)  Mankind: The Story of All of Us X: Revolutions

 

 

5,809.  The railways – they were made possible by Richard Trevithick. (Evolution & Railways & Humanity & Industrial Revolution & Great Britain & England)  Jacob Bronowski, The Ascent of Man 1973: The Drive for Power 8/13    

 

5,810.  The Industrial Revolution was terribly cruel to those whose lives and livelihoods it overturned.  (Evolution & Industrial Revolution & Humanity & Great Britain)  ibid.

 

5,803.  This was a heroic age – Thomas Telford felt that, spanning the landscape with iron. (Evolution & Iron & Human Being & Engineering & Industrial Revolution)  ibid.  

 

 

10,537.  The Fighting Tameraire, 1838The painting he calls his Old Darling ... A nation in upheaval as the industrial revolution gathers momentum.  And Turner has perfect pitch for a British public torn between affection for the past and anticipation for the future.  It’s so emotionally versatile this picture ... This could be the sunset of Nelson’s England ... This is the sun rise of your new industrial revolution.  (Artist & Industrial Revolution)  Simon Schama’s Power of Art: Turner

 

 

10,552.  Britain experienced the most tumultuous upheaval in its history: the Industrial Revolution.  A new age was being created.  (Artist & Industrial Revolution)  The Genius of Turner: Painting the Industrial Revolution, BBC 2013

 

10,553.  Crossing The Brook 1815 ... the Industrial Revolution is about to transform the landscape.  (Art & Industrial Revolution)  ibid. 

 

10,554.  Rain, Steam and Speed The Great Western Railway 1844 ... For Turner industry has become the sublime.  (Art & Industrial Revolution & Industry)  ibid.

 

 

10,814.  The idea was to discover the natural world which was threatened by the Industrial Revolution.  (Art & Industrial Revolution)  Andrew Lloyd Webber, Perspectives, ITV 2011  

 

 

23,030.  The Industrial Revolution and its consequences have been a disaster for the human race.  The Manifesto, Paragraph 1.  (Murder & Industrial Revolution)  Unabomber: The True Story 1996 starring Dean Stockwell & Robert Hays & Tobin Bell & Victoria Mallory & Bill Mondy & Michael Flynn & Scott Wilkinson & Noel De Souza & Joyce Cohen et al, director Jon Purdy

 

 

30,165.  The origins of empire and the industrial revolution ... Traditional industries began to mechanise.  (Great Britain & England & Industrial Revolution & Empire)  Michael Wood, The Great British Story: A People’s History: Industry & Empire 7/8

 

30,166.  In the eighteenth century chains had many different uses ... As capitalism expanded it co-opted the world for its workforce and it didn’t care how it got them. (Great Britain & England & Industrial Revolution & Capitalism)  ibid.

 

30,167.  This was the great age of canals.  (Great Britain & England & Industrial Revolution & Canals)  ibid.

 

30,168.  The steam engine – invented in England in the early eighteenth century and perfected by James Watt.  (Great Britain & England & Industrial Revolution & Steam & Engineering)  ibid.

 

30,169.  The lunar men ... led by Matthew Boulton.  (Great Britain & England & Industrial Revolution)  ibid.

 

30,170.  The Tolpuddle Martyrs – still a landmark in British labour history.  (Great Britain & England & Industrial Revolution & Protest & Labour & Worker & Solidarity & Demonstration)  ibid.

 

30,171.  The rights of the British people were not handed down from on high but won by the people themselves – at a cost.  (Great Britain & England & Industrial Revolution & Workers & Rights & Protest & Solidarity & Demonstration)  ibid.

 

30,172. The Peterloo Massacre inspired new forms of social action.  (Great Britain & England & Industrial Revolution & Workers & Rights & Protest & Solidarity & Demonstration)  ibid.

 

 

30,601.  Coal would be the driving force behind the Industrial Revolution.  (Great Britain & England & Coal & Industrial Revolution)  Michael Wood, The Great British Story: A People’s History: Lost Worlds & New Worlds V

 

 

49,206.  In the 18th century, James Hargreaves invented the Spinning Jenny, and Richard Arkwright pioneered the water-propelled spinning frame which led to the mass production of cotton.  This was truly revolutionary.  The cotton manufacturers created a whole new class of people – the urban proletariat.  The structure of society itself would never be the same.  (Cotton & Factory & Manufacture & Textile & Industrial Revolution & England & Great Britain & Engineering)  A N Wilson

 

 

85,586.  The Enlightenment ... All of those things in a single individual ... Wedgwood was a founding father of the industrial revolution with a relentless urge to change.  (Pottery & Industrial Revolution & Factory & Manufacture)  A N Wilson, The Genius of Josiah Wedgwood, BBC 2013

 

85,587.  The company went through a post-war renaissance.  (Pottery & Industrial Revolution & Factory & Manufacture)  ibid.

 

85,588.  America would become Wedgwood's most important overseas market.  (Pottery & Industrial Revolution & Factory & Manufacture)  ibid.

 

85,589.  Josiah asked for permission to call his Creamware – Queensware.  (Pottery & Industrial Revolution & Factory & Manufacture)  ibid.

 

85,590.  Josiah’s science was self-taught.  (Pottery & Industrial Revolution & Factory & Manufacture)  ibid.

 

 

49,227.  In the 150 years from the beginning of the eighteenth century a revolution transformed the way we think, work and play for ever.  This was the industrial revolution.  And it started here in Britain.  (Industry & Industrial Revolution & England & Great Britain)  Professor Jeremy Black, Why the Industrial Revolution Happened Here, BBC 2013

 

49,228.  Roads, railways and canals were built.  Great cities appeared, and scores of factories and mills sprang up.  Our landscape would never be the same again.  (Industry & Industrial Revolution & England & Great Britain)  ibid.

 

49,229.  Coal kick-started a revolution in eighteenth-century Britain.  (Industry & Industrial Revolution & Coal & Great Britain & England)  ibid.

 

49,230.  A wave of three-thinking and creativity.  (Industry & Industrial Revolution & Great Britain & England)  ibid.

 

49,231.  Watt was determined to make the most efficient steam engine yet produced.  (Industry & Industrial Revolution & Steam & Great Britain & England)  ibid.

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