Industrial Revolution. Definition: A complete change from a rural to an urban way of life. 2 nd Year History. Why it began in Britain. Large cheap labour force due to Enclosure and Jenner’s vaccination for smallpox. Plentiful supply of coal and iron ore. Inventors.
Definition: A complete change from a rural to an urban way of life.
2nd Year History
Needed because transport was slow, expensive, loads were small and bad roads led to many breakdowns.
Thomas Newcomen’s steam engine could pump water out of mines.
James Watt’s could turn wheels.