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1750

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1750

Population

  • 11 million
  • 80% in countryside
  • 28 per 1000 died each year

Work

  • Farming most important industry
  • Industry small scale based in the home
  • Power supplies - water wheels, horses, people, some steam power

Medicine

  • No knowledge on germs
  • Simple operatios - no anesthetics, no antiseptics, blood loss a big problem
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Culture

  • Most didn't go to school
  • Most couldn't read or write
  • In Scotland all parishes had schools
  • Newspapers and novels popular
  • 2 universities in England
  • 4 universities in Scotland
  • 1 university in Ireland

Transport

  • Travelled by - foot, canals, horse
  • Took 1 week from London to Edinburgh
  • Getting around was slow
  • Turnpike trusts ran the roads and improved them
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Politics

  • Kings getting less power
  • Parliament had wide powers
  • 5% could vote - only men
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