Originally published in 1912, Industry in England provides a complete history of industry and industrial changes in England from pre-roman times to modern England as it stood in the early twentieth century. Using Gibbons’ previous text The Industrial History of England as a base, this work aims to tackle economic and industrial questions in relation to social, political and military contexts in further detail to present a full picture of what life in England was like at the time these industrial changes took place and how this influenced industry. This title will be of interest to students of History.
Table of Contents
Period I—Early History, from Pre-Historic Times to the Norman Conquest; 1. Pre-Roman Britain 2. Roman Britain 3. The Saxon Period 4. The Manor and the Manorial System; Period II: From the Norman Conquest to the Reign of Henry III; 5. Domesday Book and the Manors 6. The Towns and the Gilds 7. Manufactures and Trade: Eleventh to Thirteenth Centuries; Period III: From the Thirteenth to the End of the Fifteenth Century, Including the Great Plague; 8. Agriculture in Medieval England 9. The Woollen Trade and Manufactures 10. The Towns, Industrial Villages and Fairs 11. The Great Plague and its Economic Refects 12. The Peasants’ Revolt of 1381 and the Subsequent Condition of the Working Classes 13. The Close of the Middle Ages; Period IV: From the Sixteenth Century to the Eve of the Industrial Revolution; 14. The Reign of Henry VIII and Economic Changes in the Sixteenth Century 15. The Growth of Foreign Trade 16.Elizabethan England 17. Progress of Agriculture in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries 18. Commerce and War in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries 19. Munfactures and Mining; Period V: The Industrial Revolution and Modern England; 20. The Eve of the Revolution 21. The Epoch of the Great Inventors 22. Wars, Politics and Industry 23. The Factory System and Its Results 24. The Condition of the Working Classes 25. The Rise and Depression of Modern Agriculture 26. Modern Industrial England