Sunday, July 01, 2018

They moved to the city - in a hurry

The typical English worker became a city dweller instead of a countryman. In 1750 about three quarters of England's population was rural; in 1851 the census showed that the rural and urban populations were almost exactly equal; in 1901 more than three quarters of the population was urban; and in 1931 four fifths.

(from A History of England and the British Empire)

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