The England of today has formed into a developed country, brought about by the evolution through-out the ages, history of various natives and land settlements, Roman invasion, population explosions, technological and industrial advancements and with the help of many great contributions from present innovators and discoverers.
From the simple farming of the English natives, where they had learnt to cultivate soil and plant crops in order to sustain their living, Agricultural Revolution evolved providing additional knowledge with ways to improve their farming. They continued to acquire new methods, with the use of the hand tools increasing the speed of the work.
As years passed, manufacturers and industries of cotton and textiles became rampant in every area of England, requiring large amounts of manpower and energy, from individuals working by hand, until the Industrial Revolution introduces new techniques in the weaving of yarn and thread. This period sees shortages of food and materials due to an increase of productivity. This influenced many practical people to find solutions to the continuing problems.
Technological changes in England had been spreading through-out England since the 1700s, to face the increasing demand for quality products together with the rapid growth in population. Mills were using steam machines to speed up the spinning and threading of cotton into cloth. Developed by different scientist such as Newcomen and Watts, who great success making and approving steam engines. People from all over the world came to trade with England, while others with fame and fortune, inventing technologies that could be used in industry.
The railways came, referred to as the railroads, and rail trucks helped to transport goods and finished products, of England, to the world markets. But, it wasn't enough for English industrialists and businessmen, for they already required large amounts of transportation, to carry the high volume of passengers, freight and imported goods. They needed a transport infrastructure of, not only road and rail, but also water and air. The first steamship that used steam to power its engines was invented by Robert Fulton and it took commercial freight and passengers to any part of the world.
Many inventions attribute knowledge, learning, new ideas and improvements to the inhabitants of England, in terms of their lifestyle and standard of living. English people now need energy to power and operate their household appliances, without using fossil fuels, with the availability and use of electric power, or electricity. Using electricity telephones and telegraphs became common place in England, transmitting ideas, information and beliefs from one person to person.
Customs and traditions in England begun to differ in rural and urban areas. More towns and cities sprang up, changing the landscape, bringing new social patterns and divisions between the people and the government. Holidays and feasts are celebrated, recreational parks and restaurants flourished bringing new cuisines and cultures were adopted by the English from other races around the world.
Original Authors: Phil Post
Edit Update Authors: RPN
Updated On: 14/02/2007