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Originally posted by Grifter81
Speaking of the UK, the sciences became established. You can basically thank Sir Isaac Newton (amongst others) for that. Once science was involved along with new ideas, innovation and more standardization of industrial practices then the rise of industry and technology was exponential.
We had no help IMO just brains and hard work.edit on 13/6/2012 by Grifter81 because: (no reason given)