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The Georges went, a William made a brief appearance and then we had Victoria who would eventually reign for over 63 years. It was during these years, 1801 - 1850, that the United Kingdom led the world in becoming an industrial nation. Railways sprung up everywhere as did factories. Coal was gold dust and the United Kingdom produced almost 80% of all coal used in the world. We were on top.

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In 1801, the estimated population of England (to the nearest ¼million) was 7¾ million people.