Why did the religion of the Puritans decline?
Why did people move to London in the Industrial Revolution?
The Industrial Revolution had created a huge supply of jobs but there were not enough people to fill all the vacancies. The country needed migrant labour and the promise of employment meant that people were drawn to travel to Britain in hope of work and a better life.
What was London like before the Industrial Revolution?
Before industrialization, families served both social and economic purposes. Married couples and their children often worked together in farms or shops. In 18th-century Great Britain, women and men often worked in their homes doing jobs such as spinning wool into textiles and weaving textiles into cloth.
What was London like in the 1800s?
Cities were dirty, noisy, and overcrowded. London had about 600,000 people around 1700 and almost a million residents in 1800. The rich, only a tiny minority of the population, lived luxuriously in lavish, elegant mansions and country houses, which they furnished with comfortable, upholstered furniture.