Living on an “An Edwardian Farm”, or indeed an Edwardian anything, cannot be said to be seeing what life what like at the “dawn of the Industrial Age”. The “dawn of the Electrical Age”, maybe.
The Industrial Age is generally held to have begun with the mechanisation of the textile industry and the development of coal-fired steam power generation between 1780-1820, which is well over 200 years since the the 6th King Edward died and close to a century before the 7th King Edward was crowned (see below). Where does any Edward fit into those decades? A 60-years reign of a George, certainly, and afterwards an even longer-reigning Victoria oversaw 64 years worth of construction of all those canals, bridges and railways for steam powered transport – but by the time her son Edward was on the throne we were well into the era of Electrical Power Generation and Internal Combustion Engines.
Your earlier show “A Victorian Farm” could have been arguably marketed as “the dawn of the Industrial Age”, but it was well past noon by Edward’s time. Why does your marketing department have to embarrass all those poor historians like this?
Reigns of the Kings named Edward in England before William the Conqueror:
- Edward The Confessor – 1042-1066
House of Wessex
Reigns of the Kings named Edward in England after William the Conqueror:
- Edward I (Longshanks) – 1272-1307
- Edward II – 1307-1327
- Edward III – 1327-1357
- Edward IV – 1461-1470 (deposed), 1471-1483
- Edward V (Prince in the Tower) April-June 1483
House of Plantagenet
- Edward VI – 1547-1553
House of Tudor
- Edward VII – 1901-1910
House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
- Edward VIII – January-December 1936
House of Windsor
NB: I originally had noted Edward III as The Black Prince. As pointed out in comments below, he was the father of the noted warrior Edward of Woodstock who was also known as the Black Prince, who died one year before his father, so the throne passed to his son Richard II.