Georgian London: rapid growth, Industrial Revolution and British expansion

Discover Georgian London where the British city became the capital of a vast empire importing goods from all over the globe from Indian cashmere to China ceramics.  It was a time of rapid growth, the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution and a time of British expansion throughout the world. Video transcripts:

  1. Georgian London: 1714–1837
  2. A time of rapid growth for London after the Great fire of 1666
  3. In size and population, wealth and power, there had never been a city like it
  4. London became the capital of a vast empire importing goods from all over the globe from Indian cashmere to China ceramics
  5. The period is well known in the context of social history , with its society and preoccupations well portrayed in the novels of writers such as Jane Austen
  6. With the emergence of the Romantic poets like Lord Byron describing pleasure gardens and period costumes
  7. The paintings of the young M. W. Turner among others illustrated the changing world of the Georgian period
  8. It was a time of immense social change in Britain, with the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution
  9. Which intensified class divisions and emigration to other parts of the British Empire
  10. The Georgian era was a time of British expansion throughout the world
  11. But with its fair share of warfare, from the Seven Years’ War (1756–63) and the American Revolutionary War (1775–83) to the Napoleonic Wars (1803–15).
  12. The period was named because of the first four Hanoverian kings were all named George
  13. 1714 marks the beginning of the House of Hanover’s with King George I
  14. In 1727 George II ascends to the throne followed by George III in 1760
  15. In 1811, George IV, replaces George III who has become delusional and the following nine-year are defined as the regency period
  16. In 1830 George IV dies and is replaced by his brother, The Prince William, Duke of Clarence, who became William IV
  17. In 1837 William IV dies, ending the Georgian Era, and is succeeded by his niece, Queen Victoria, the last member of the House of Hanover

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