What happened to the poor after the enclosure movement?

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What happened to the poor after the enclosure movement?
Answer:

  • The poor could no longer collect their firewood from the forests or graze their cattle on the commons.
  • They could no longer collect apples and berries or hunt animals for meat.
  • Nor could they gather the stalks that lay on the fields after the crops were cut.
  • The poor were displaced from their lands and they found their customary rights gradually disappearing.
  • Some of them moved to the southern counties of England, where there was a great demand for agricultural labourers.
  • For them work became insecure, employment uncertain and income unstable.