Empire & Industry (KS2)

The face of Britain is transformed by the industrial revolution but our documents show as many protests as patents.

As the British Empire expands so our records grow to cover the furthest corners of the globe.

  • Topics

    • Moving Here Moving Here
      200 years of the history of migration to England
      Key stage 2 - 4
    • Crime and Punishment Crime and Punishment
      From heretics and poachers to car crime and walkie-talkies
      Key stage 2 - 5
    • Victorian Lives Victorian Lives
      How different were Victorian lives from ours?
      Key stage 2 - 3
  • Lessons

    • Victorian Lives Victorian Lives
      How different were Victorian lives from ours?
      Key stage 2 - 3
    • 1834 Poor Law 1834 Poor Law
      What did people think of the New Poor Law?
      Key stage 2 - 3
    • 1833 Factory Act 1833 Factory Act
      Did it solve the problems of children in factories?
      Key stage 2 - 3
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History by numbers

  • 17
    Luddites executed in York in January 1813
  • 222
    Number of crimes punishable by death in 1815
  • 9
    Hours a day children aged 9 to 13 are allowed to work under 1833 Factory Act
  • 404%
    Growth of population in Manchester (1801-51)
  • 2441
    Miles of railway in Britain by 1845