Pressures for change to the Poor Law

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  • Created on: 19-03-14 19:23
  • because of the French wars and the harvest failures, foreign corn was difficult to import
  • this allowed British farmers to push up prices of their crop
  • high corn prices meant high bread prices
  • and food was increasing more than wages could handle making people seek poor relief
  • the ending of blockade meant cheap foreign goods could be imported again
  • this forced down British crop
  • many farmers went bankrupt because of this and therefore their employees were out of a job = more people…


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