Enclosure

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Event.png Enclosure (theft) Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
DescriptionEviction of the poor from common land, which was subsumed into the estates of the rich.

“In simple historical fact, driving the poor off the land was, off-and-on, a source of profit to landowners long before elected representatives gained sovereign power. When (as happened in the sixteenth century) landowners found sheep more profitable than humans, many landlords tried to force humans off and bring sheep in.”
Ivo Mosely (2013)  [1]


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