Social and economic issues under Edward VI regency

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What were the main problems socially and economically?
There was a rising population, a rise in inflation: living standards continued declining and work was more difficult to find.
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What did the instability of the Antwerp clothmarket mean?
Widespread unemplotment among textile workers in East Anglia and the West Country.
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When was the debasement of coinage?
1551- raised inflation further.
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Why did grain prices rise?
A below- average harvest.
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Socially, the Privy Councillors had to be careful after the uprisings, what act did they repeal in 1550?
The sheep tax of 1548 and the unpopular Vagrancy Act of 1547.
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1550 what act was passed?
A new Treason Act was passed to restore cencorship and gave authorities more power to enforce law and order.
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What did Northummbeerland attempt to improve the situation?
1552 a new poor law passedd, masde it easier for the parish and town authorities to support the aged/crippled. Enclosure commissions withdrawn. Revaluation of the coinage stopped inflation and reduced prices.
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What was the Vagrancy Act?
Attack on vagrants who were looking for work. Seen by the government as a cause of riots. Any able-bodied person ouy of work for more than 3 days: sold into slavery for two years. Child of vagrants taken and set to work as apprentices.
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What was the few positives of the Vagrancy Act?
Proposed housing and colelctions for the disabled.
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What did the government blame their economic problems on?
Enclosure, fencing of common land for sheep pasture. Rich people took this land, largely affected husbandmen and cottagers: evicted from their homes- inflation and unemployment.
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What did the instability of the Antwerp clothmarket mean?

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Widespread unemplotment among textile workers in East Anglia and the West Country.

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When was the debasement of coinage?

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Why did grain prices rise?

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Socially, the Privy Councillors had to be careful after the uprisings, what act did they repeal in 1550?

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