One of the major movements to emerge from the Enlightenment was Industrialization of the 18th and 19th centuries. We perhaps take this for granted in believing this common place; look at the vast majority of countries and you will see the result of the lack of industrialization. England was a leader in this progressive movement. Why did England get a head start on industrialization? What geographic and social factors account for Continental Europe’s lag behind England?

Also, you might need the book “Cultures of the West: A History Volume 2: Since 1350, Third Edition” by Clifford R. Backman. To have a better understanding, Also, you can use other websites or articles to support your ideas.

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