Below them, about 30% of the population could afford to eat meat between 2 and 6 times a week. They campaigned for an end to slavery and cruel sports. In 1600 the royal posts were exclusively used to carry the king's correspondence. Yeomen were comfortably off but they often worked alongside their men. Population growth changed Britain’s life style immensely. Iron production also grew rapidly. He argued that careful observation and experiment was the key to finding out how the natural world works. Remington and others soon developed ways to apply existing technology and techniques, including the "interchangeable parts" system, to the manufacture of the typewriter. In the late 18th century technology advanced rapidly as Britain industrialized. An oil lamp was hung outside every tenth house and was lit for part of the year. The cavalry was usually armed with wheel-lock pistols and sabers. This was the start of the royal mail. The first women's magazine was The Ladies Mercury in 1693. However, the Greeks never tested their theories by carrying out practical experiments. Political power and influence were in the hands of rich landowners.

From 1712 Thomas Newcomen made steam engines to pump water from mines. In them, people played cards and attended balls.

Ordinary people also ate pottage each day. During the 1600s the status of merchants improved. With breeches it was rather like a three-piece suit. Travelers had to pay tolls to use them. The goldsmiths gave receipts for the gold in the form of notes promising to pay on demand. To make the machine cheaply enough to reach a large market, it had to be mass-produced. When they were harvested the turnips could be stored to provide food for livestock over the winter. In England, a poor person's food was mainly bread and potatoes.

(A bull was chained to a post and dogs were trained to attack it). There was little change in food in the 18th century. Later in the century, the bookcase was introduced. Changes in Business and the Workplace. If the fleas bit humans they were likely to fall victim to the disease. Invention, Innovation and Obsolescence. It was about 4 million in 1600 and it grew to about 5 1/2 million by 1700.

In the early 17th century the stage jutted out into the audience. In the late 17th century many grand houses were built west of London. In all, several thousand typewriter patents were granted. The late 17th century was a great age of building grand country homes, displaying the wealth of the upper class at that time. However, in 1759 the Duke of Bridgewater decided to build a canal to bring coal from his estate at Worsley to Manchester. Since most of it was organic it could be sold as fertilizer. Remington and others soon developed ways to apply existing technology and techniques, including the "interchangeable parts" system, to the manufacture of the typewriter.

They could then lend money using the extra notes. In 1873 he sold his patent rights to E. Remington and Sons, manufacturers of guns and sewing machines, who had the technological skills to develop and manufacture the machines. The soldier no longer had to measure powder from a powder horn into his gun.

Smoking clay pipes was popular in the 18th century. In 1784 a man named Henry Cort (1740-1800) invented a much better way of making wrought iron.

Then, in 1769, James Watt patented a more efficient steam engine and in the 1780s it was adapted to power machinery. They had the power to force people to pay a local tax to help the poor. In 1870, there were very few women office workers. Women in the 18th century did not wear knickers. They owned beautiful furniture, some of it veneered or inlaid. The poet John Milton 1608-1674 wrote his masterpiece Paradise Lost. As a result of these new inventions, cotton production boomed. In 1663 the first Turnpike roads opened. At the top of 17th century society were the nobility. With a bayonet fixed a musket could be used as a weapon even if it had been fired and was not reloaded. However, during the 17th-century glass became cheaper and by the late 17th century even the poor had glass windows. Artifacts change as our society and culture change; artifacts nudge these changes along; and artifacts themselves change over time. Invention, Innovation and Obsolescence.

However, in the mid-18th century, things began to change. Rich people liked fox hunting.

Water from a reservoir traveled along elm pipes through the streets then along lead pipes to individual houses.

(Scrofula was called the kings evil).

Furthermore banking developed in the 17th century. Doctors also discovered how to treat malaria with bark from the cinchona tree.

People jeered at his meetings and threw stones but Wesley persevered. Many inventors devised improvements for the typewriter, from the shift key in 1878 to the electric typewriter in 1920. Craftsmen and laborers lived in 2 or 3 rooms. Poor people made do with linen soaked in linseed oil. Travel in the 18th century was made dangerous by highwaymen. In 1890, there were nearly 45,000, and 64 percent of stenographers and typists were women. Women in the 17th century did not wear knickers. In 1785 his engine was adapted to driving machinery in a cotton factory.