Impact of Local Government in Early Modern Britain

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  • Created on: 16-10-18 19:46

Impact of Local Government in Early Modern Britain

Improvements in 1500-1670  

York

  • Pigs kept in sty 
  • Privies not built over rivers 
  • Clean streets x2 a week 
  • Fined for throwing human waste on streets at night.
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Impact of Local Government in Early Modern Britain

Impact of Local Government in 1670-1750 

  • Wealthy liked in terraced houses 
  • Paved streets with lighting 
  • To make town more pleasant not concern for people's health 

However: 

  • No conection between dirt + disease 
  • Poor areas unlit and unpaved
  • No improvement in getting rid of human waste
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