main developments in the domestic economy (Agriculture)

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Main developments in the domestic economy

Arg was very impt for national economy- 90% of the population were peasants who lived off the land, usually struggling for survival. (Sometimes called subsistence argiculture- Not accurate as Eng economy was more developed by the late 15th century)
All peasants had to pay rents, tithes, and taxes; and many supplemented their income with cottage industry.

Most impt influence on economic activity in the realm was the harvests- it determined whether there would be abundant food or widespread starvation and disease.
1485 was a really good harvests but the other harvests in 1486-9 were only average.
The 1490's were a golden decade with 5 out of 10 harvest providing plentiful and only one being deficient.


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