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English Development, 1485–1640

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Abstract

Having traced the development of the English peasantry after the feudal crisis, I shall examine the impact of agrarian change in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries on the peasantry. At this point, the relationship of the peasantry with the state becomes of paramount importance. First, we must outline the position in which the peasantry found itself at this time.

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Seventeenth Century Sixteenth Century Agrarian Policy Agrarian Change Privy Council 
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