Peasant and Farmers – Notes
Agriculture in England
The agriculture system changed in England in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
Until the eighteenth century, the countryside of England was open.
The common land was open to all villagers, and was used for a variety of daily activities.
The rich landlords enclosed lands by drawing up hedges around them to demarcate their property.
After the mid eighteenth century the Parliament passed 4000 Enclosure Acts.
Land Enclosures and Threshing Machines
The enclosures and threshing machines changed the life of people in England.
The open Fields were covered with enclosures now.