A long period of English History including the Elizabethan reign with such
notables as William Shakespeare and Walter Raleigh. A period of English and Spanish expansion especially
with the European discovery of the "New World" of the Americas, both North and South.
The Georgian period in England and the corresponding French rise in elegance
possibly makes this one of the most beautiful periods in Western History. However, with the later Kings of
England becoming increasingly more incapable of rule the period also includes the bizarre event of the
English Parliament inviting a foreigner, Mary, to be Queen of England with her husband, William III, as
Wars against the Spanish, French and the Americas led to a period of little
peace although during this time great discovories were made in the Arts and Sciences, especially in the
Italian States, with men such as Isaac Newton the English Mathematician, Galileo Galilei of Pizza and
later such notables as John Trevithic and Captain James Cook, among others, increasing scientific
knowledge and helping to change the whole of society.
All of this not withstanding the great changes in working practices with
the start of the industrialisation of the known world. Inventions such as the "Spinning Jenny" and work
place automation using water and wind power changed for all time working practices and the production of
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