The Irish Land Act, 1902

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Another Conservative measure which was well intended but which brought the Government more scorn than praise was the 1902 Irish Land Act, often referred to as Wyndham's Act. The reform is now seen as a very enlightened move, which went a long way towards finally solving the land problem in Ireland. It made £100 million avaliable to tenants to buy out their English landlords and thus become owners of the land thay they farmed, something for which the Irish peasantry had…


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