The economic school of Manchester capitalism developed there, and Manchester was the centre of the Anti-Corn Law League from 1838 onward.Manchester has a notable place in the history of Marxism and left-wing politics; being the subject of Friedrich Engels' work The Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844; Engels spent much of his life in and around Manchester, and when Karl Marx visited Manchester, they met at Chetham's Library.On the canal's banks, just outside the borough, the world's first industrial estate was created at Trafford Park.Large quantities of machinery, including cotton processing plant, were exported around the world.This article is about the city of Manchester in England.For the larger conurbation, see Greater Manchester Built-up Area. state of New Hampshire, see Manchester, New Hampshire. Manchester is fringed by the Cheshire Plain to the south, the Pennines to the north and east and an arc of towns with which it forms a continuous conurbation. The recorded history of Manchester began with the civilian settlement associated with the Roman fort of Mamucium or Mancunium, which was established in about AD 79 on a sandstone bluff near the confluence of the rivers Medlock and Irwell.
The great majority of cotton spinning took place in the towns of south Lancashire and north Cheshire, and Manchester was for a time the most productive centre of cotton processing, The industrial revolution brought about huge change in Manchester and was key to the increase in Manchester's population.
He was a diligent puritan, turning out ale houses and banning the celebration of Christmas; he died in 1656.