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The History of the British Coal Industry: Volume 1: Before 1700: Towards the Age of Coal

John Hatcher


Well before 1700, Britain had become heavily dependent upon coal for its fuel, and coalmining had taken its place among the nation's staple industries. This book traces the production and trade of coal from the intermittent small-scale activity which prevailed in the Middle Ages to the rapid expansion and rising importance which characterized the early modern era. Thoroughly grounded in a formidable range of sources, the book explores the economics and management of mining, the productivity and profitability of colliery enterprise, and the progress of technology. The book examines the owners a ... More

Keywords: coal, Britain, mining, colliery enterprises, technology, mining capital, working conditions, earnings

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Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780198282822
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198282822.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Hatcher, author
Corpus Christi College

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