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English inventions and discoveries

English inventions and discoveries are objects, processes or techniques invented or discovered partially or entirely by a person born in England. In some cases, their Englishness is determined by the fact that they were born in England, of non-English people working in the country. Often, things discovered for the first time are also called "inventions", and in many cases, there is no clear line between the two.

The following is a list of inventions or discoveries generally believed to be English:

Agriculture

Clock making

Clothing manufacturing

Communications

Computing

Criminology

Cryptography

Engineering

Food

Household appliances

Industrial processes

Medicine

Military

Mining

Musical instruments

Photography

Publishing firsts

  • Oldest publisher and printer in the world (having been operating continuously since 1584): Cambridge University Press
  • first book printed in English: "The Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye" by Englishman William Caxton in 1475
  • First journal in the world exclusively devoted to science and world's longest-running scientific journal: The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (Phil. Trans.) is a scientific journal published by the Royal Society of London. It was established in 1665,[89]
  • First journal club is found in a book of memoirs and letters by the late Sir James Paget, an English surgeon, who describes a group at St. Bartholomew's Hospital in London in the mid-19th century as "a kind of club ... a small room over a baker's shop near the Hospital-gate where we could sit and read the journals."[90]

Science

Astronomy

Chemistry

Sport

Transport

Aviation

Railways

Locomotives

Other railway developments

Roads

Sea

Miscellaneous

See also

References

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