Agriculture and Politics in England, 1815-1939 by J. R. Wordie

By J. R. Wordie

This quantity strains the decline of landed energy in England among 1815 and 1939, basically in political but in addition in fiscal and social phrases. The essays by way of prime authors within the box research diversified facets of the decline of landed energy. New gentle is shed at the Corn legislation, the allotment flow, and the connection among the landed sessions and the kingdom within the previous twentieth century, all elements of the dramatic and important saga.

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Victorian Countryside , pp. 131–2. J. R. Wordie 31 38. L. Woodward, The Age of Reform, 1815–1870 (Oxford, 1962) pp. L. ), The English Ruling Class (1969) pp. J. Evans, The Forging of the Modern State, 1783–1870 (1983) p. 216. 39. McCord, Anti-Corn Law League, pp. 15–29. 40. Royle, Chartism, p. 128. 41. J. Morley, The Life of Richard Cobden (1905) p. 318; N. Gash, Sir Robert Peel: the Life of Sir Robert Peel after 1830 (1972) pp. 470–1. 42. B. Hilton, ‘Peel: a Reappraisal’, Historical Journal, vol.

However, the guaranteed prices clauses in the Act were repealed barely a year later, in June 1921. L. 64 The political influence of the landowning classes continued to decline after the First World War, partly as a result of the large-scale selling off of land from the great estates that took place mainly between 1919 and 1921, although it continued throughout the interwar period. Much of this land was purchased by tenant farmers, who took out mortgages to buy the farms that they had previously occupied as tenants.

It seems reasonable to assume that, insofar as they thought about it at all, the working classes were, like the urban middle classes, hostile to the Corn Laws, but the articulation of this hostility was left almost entirely to middle-class expression. 18 But perhaps this is not so surprising: from the time of the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381, through to the Civil Wars and the Gordon Riots, the London mob had been known as the most radical and dangerous in the country. 19 Riots and protests there certainly were after 1815 and prior to 1846, but surprisingly none of these were directed against the Corn Laws, not even those of the early 1840s, when the League’s campaign was well under way, such as the Plug riots and the Rebecca riots.

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