I had a look at what Britain was like around 1783 and my teacher talked about Enclosure act. I have an idea, but it felt rushed and i didnt have time to confirm it.
from my understanding, lands used to belong to many different families. each family had a strip of land on a field. they could grow their own crops but it was only subsistence farming.
Then the influencial people arrived and talked to parliament about bringing all the strips of land on the field under one owner, this is the enclosure act. the people who didnt have certificate of the land as prove of ownership would have to migrate elsewhere or become labourers on the land
is this correct? do you have any more details of it? thanks!
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