By Leandro Prados de la Escosura
Best historians learn why Britain emerged from years of sustained pageant with eu competitors ready of dominance in the domain names of naval energy, empire, worldwide trade, agricultural potency, commercial construction, economic potential and complicated expertise. They plot Britain's targeted route to the commercial Revolution in the course of the interconnections among agriculture, international alternate and industrialization, strange inventiveness, the function of associations, and the contribution of army and naval superiority.
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London, for instance, was the centre of English publishing and furniture making from an early date. Indeed, London was a major manufacturing city. Some of the production (like food and drink) was derivative in that it fed the workers of industries that sold goods beyond the city. Many manufacturers were of the latter sort and provided an ‘export base’ to London in the early modern period. Britain’s economic ascendancy in a European context 29 A third reason for urban growth was trade and commerce.
In other non-European commodities, British imports appear to have taken the lead by 1787–9 and certainly covered a wider spectrum, with tea values already rivalling those of sugar. The re-export trades only partially reflect differential import patterns. Asian commodities appear to have accounted for more than half the value of British re-exports of non-European goods throughout 1772– 1820. 2, in 1787–9 France enjoyed a clear edge over Britain in re-exports of American goods despite smaller import volumes.
Non-agricultural employment in the countryside was also limited, especially in comparison to later developments. The leading economies of Europe in 1500 were Italy, Spain and present-day Belgium. The Dutch economy also showed advanced proportions, but its population was so small that its figures are more a portent of the future than an indicator of economic importance at the time. The urban fraction ranged from 19 to 30 per cent in these economies, and those cities housed the great manufacturing industries of the Middle Ages.