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A working day in the 19th century
A working day in the 19th century

Duration: 01:55

Follows the case of Hannah Mitchell, a dress-maker's assistant, and the very long hours of work expected of a 19th century employee.

 
Do you know where you are? Navigation 19th century style (audio)
Do you know where you are? Navigation 19th century style (audio)

Duration: 13:00

The story of Charles Darwin's famous voyage of discovery on HMS Beagle, told through the ship's marine chronometer.

 
How did the Co-op movement begin?
How did the Co-op movement begin?

Duration: 02:00

How the Co-op movement began in 1844 and what it actually did for working class people.

 
The Industrial Revolution
The Industrial Revolution

Duration: 06:25

A mixture of drama, narration and contemporary sources. The narrative outlines the social and political triggers and the context for the Industrial Revolution.

 
Use of steel in construction
Use of steel in construction

Duration: 00:50

An overview of how the building of the first iron bridge has led to the the sort of buildings we see all around us today.

 
Workers' songs from the Industrial Revolution
Workers' songs from the Industrial Revolution

Duration: 02:15

Historian Roy Palmer demonstrates how the songs sung by factory workers illustrate the link between technolgical development and quality of life.

 

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