The Industrial Revolution brought the United Kingdom into an era of technology and productivity. It created wealth for many but social problems and poverty for others.
The 1800s were a time of 'Industrial Revolution', with great changes. Which of the following is NOT true?
A move from domestic industry to factory-based industry
A move from steam engines to wind power
A revolution in transport and communications
In 1750, which was the most highly populated area in England?
What was made compulsory by the 1833 Factory Act?
Two hours of education a day for children
Compulsory school attendance by children up to the age of ten
Schooling for very poor children
Which of these 'heroes' of the Agricultural Revolution was credited with publicising new ideas in agricultural shows?
Coke of Holkham
In what way did 'roof and pillar' working improve coal mining?
It supported the roof
It helped prevent gas explosions
It provided ventilation
What were Turnpike Trusts set up to do?
Invest in canal building
Improve main roads
When was the London Underground opened?
What did Alexander Graham Bell patent in 1876?
The machine gun
How long did it take to get from London to Manchester in 1700?
What was the purpose of the 1844 Railway Regulation Act?
To standardise time across the whole country, rather than relying on local time
To make railway companies offer a greater number of trains for workers
To improve conditions in third class