Industrial England in the Middle of the Eighteenth Century

  title={Industrial England in the Middle of the Eighteenth Century},
  • Economics, History
  • Nature
THE conditions of the chief industries of the country at the date (1754) when the Society of Arts was founded were surveyed by Sir Henry Trueman Wood in an elaborate paper read by him at a meeting of the society on April 20. In the middle of the eighteenth century England was not to any noteworthy extent a manufacturing country, the most important industry being agriculture and occupations relating to it. At the epoch to which the paper refers, however, an industrial revolution was beginning…