England the Powerhouse of the Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution was a major turning point in history as the transition from agrarian and manual labor-based economy to machine-based production fundamentally transformed economic, social, cultural and political life throughout Europe and eventually the rest of the world. The unprecedented economic change started to spread from Great Britain to Continental Europe in the 19th century. The pace of industrialization, however, varied greatly from one country to another, while Britain retained its economic superiority until the outbreak of World War 1 in 1914. Throughout this essay I will talk about England during the industrial revolution and reasoning behind England’s success.

England was in fact the front runner and center for the start of continental industrialization of Europe.  Industrialization arrived on the continent and in the United States later than in England, and developed in fits and starts, in contrast to its explosive origins in Britain.  In 1830, the British level of industrialization was twice that of France, and was three times the French level in 1860.  Every country was developing at its own rate, but Britain remained to stay among the front running countries in Europe throughout industrialization.  If you were to compare England to other European countries at the time such as France, it was evident England’s level of industrialization was technologically advanced .

The reasoning behind England’s advances was because the industrial revolution itself started in England. The revolution started in England not for just one factor.  It was several contributing factors that helped build the proper mobilization needed for industrialization. One of these contributing factors was the Agriculture Revolution which resulted in an increase in food production and increased population in England which help contributed to an increase in the economy and number of available workers. Another contributing factor was that coal and iron deposits were...