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As Henry VIII spent millions of pounds to develop new defences for England he inadvertently created both an arms industry and the Royal Navy.
Many trendy new ideas evolved during the stuart period including, believe it or not, an exercise machine!
The Appliance of Science.
Amongst other advances, the Stuarts developed an new approach to understanding nature.
The Organised Isle.
Once regular public transport had filled the Stuart roads, a surprising effect was the guaranteed regular income for thieves.