Workers or Shirkers? Ian Hislop’s Victorian Benefits
Ian Hislop presents an entertaining and provocative look at Victorian attitudes to the poor, exploring the views of five individuals whose Victorian attitudes remain resonant.Tweet
Canals | Learning Zone
In the 1770s canals linked the country, carrying goods cheaply and efficiently. Without them it is hard to see how the Industrial Revolution could have happened.
Roads | Learning Zone
In 1706 Parliament passed the Turnpike Act which allowed private road builders to build new roads and charge tolls for using them. It was a first, important step towards the road transport network we know in Britain today.