Why Was Britain First?
Lecture no. 2 from the course: The Industrial Revolution
Taught by Professor Patrick N. Allitt | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Start at the beginning in the British Isles, where relative political stability, sophisticated financial institutions, colonial trade, a rising population of workers, and a class of scientists, thinkers, and entrepreneurs willing to experiment with innovation all contributed to the birth of the Industrial Revolution.