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How Insurance Shaped The Industrial Revolution (With Robin Pearson)

Published on 13 April 2023

Welcome to Insurance Covered, the podcast that covers everything insurance. In this episode Peter is joined by Robin Pearson, Professor of Economic History at the University of Hull and they will be discussing insurance during the time of the Industrial Revolution.

In this episode we cover:

  • A background on the industrial revolution and the key developments that took place in the 18th and 19th centuries.
  • The extent to which insurance and particularly fire insurance shaped developments in the industrial revolution.
  • The relationship between Britain's economic growth and the growth of insurance.
  • Who the big insurers were during this time period.
  • The success of valuing and insuring commercial assets during the industrial revolution.

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