What is the literacy rate in England?
The United Kingdom has a literacy rate of 99%, with a Functional literacy rate of around 84%
Figures from the Literacy Trust UK
England's Literacy Rate in 1750 According to one source, England's literacy rate in 1750 was 40%, though there would have been a noticeable difference in literacy between the classes. Though today's definition of literacy is based on the ability to read and write, some estimates of literacy at that time were based on how many could sign church registers.
the GDP does not affect the literacy rate. The literacy rate affects the GDP. normally the higher the literacy rate, the higher the GDP, but not always. Some countries can have a very high literacy rate, but not a high GDP. but most of the time the higher the literacy rate, the higher the GDP and standard of living.