Access to Information (social changes)
- The spread of railways- one major impact was that small, isolated parts of Britain now became connected.
- Newspapers and political writings such as Thomas Paines 'The Rights of Man' were more accessable
- PM Gladstone used the railways to travel to different parts of the Britain to make political speeches. Both literate and illiterate people would listen- tens of thousands, spreading interest in politics.
- In Midlothian 50'000 attended and there were only 6000 seats
- Improved education- many middle class and some working class people had…