Opposition to the Old Poor Law

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  • Created on: 05-03-14 18:01
  • the wars from France in the early 1800s meant British farmers could charge higher prices for food
  • high corn prices meant expensive bread
  • because of this many people began claiming relief and forced into poverty because of this
  • For instance, farmers began laying off their workers leaving them unemployed
  • also, when the French wars ended, many soliders went straight to the job market but couldn't find work due to the high demand so they had to…

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