This post was most recently updated on June 27th, 2018
For such a small nation, there have been lots of great British inventions.
Indeed, here are many things we wouldn’t have without British ingenuity and exploration of ideas. Some basic things that we take for granted wouldn’t be possible if weren’t for someone smart Brit many years ago.
So the next time you’re kicking back having a cup of tea, taking a photo, or indulging in a tasty chocolate, just remember that you have to thank someone from the British past for that! Here are just some of the amazing inventions that the British came up with. The list is endless, but we’ve narrowed it down to 10 top inventions.
The Top Inventions of The British (1-10)
1. Reflecting telescope: Isaac Newton, 1668
How did we come to learn so much about the stars? Well, Sir Isaac Newton had many answers for that back in 1668. This was when he invented the reflecting telescope, the first of its kind. This telescope allowed the human to see beyond the stars and radically transform our understanding of the universe.