I am currently reading Acemoglu, Daron & Robinson, James: Why Nations Fail, which made me want to read more about the Glorious Revolution of 1688. I am particularly interested in an economic perspective and works looking at how inventions helped drive economic growth and eventually lead to the industrial revolution. Is there any good book that deals with this particular angle that you would recommend?
It's a hard request to fulfill. The interesting economic stuff happened later, so there aren't too many books covering what you're looking for.
Arnold Toynbee is your best bet.
After that, I recommend Eric Hobsbawm.
- The Age of Revolution: Europe 1789-1848
- The Age of Capital: 1848-1875
- The Age of Empire: 1875-1914