Gibbins’ Industrial History of England gives a thorough outline of England’s economic and industrial history from the Romans to the early 20th Century. As well as considering the economic and industrial aspects of English life, this study also presents social, political and military aspects of different time periods to give a fuller picture of how England’s industry progressed through the years. Originally published in 1890, this text has been reprinted several times with this edition published in 1912. This title will be of interest to students of British and industrial history.
Table of Contents
Part One: England Before the Norman Conquest; 1. Introductory 2. The Land: Its Owners and Cultivators; Part Two: From the Norman Conquest to the Reign of Henry III (1066-1216 AD); 3. Domesday Book and the Manors 4. The Towns and the Gilds 5. Manufactures and Trade: Eleventh to Thirteenth Centuries; Part three: From the Thirteenth to the end of the Fifteenth Century, Including the Great Plague (1216-1500); 6. Agriculture and Medieval England 7. The Woollen Trade and Manufactures 8. The Towns, Industrial Villages and Fairs 9. The Great Plague and Its Economic Effects 10. The Peasants’ Revolt of 1381, and the Subsequent Prosperity of the Working Classes; Part 4: From the Sixteenth Century to the Eve of the Industrial Revolution (1509-1760); 11. The Misdeeds of Henry VIII and the Economic Changes in the Sixteenth Century 12. The Growth of Foreign Trade 13. Elizabethan England 14. Progress of Agriculture in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century 15. Commerce and War in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries 16. Manufactures and Mining; Part Five: The Industrial Revolution and Modern England; 17. The Eve of the Revolution 18. The Epoch of the Great Inventions 19. Wars, Politics and Industry 20. The Factory System and its Results 21. The Condition of the Working Classes 22. The Rise and Depression of Modern Agriculture 23. Modern Industrial England 24. The New Age, 1897-1911; Note on Authorities for Industrial England; Notes; Index