What happened to the poor after the enclosure movement?
- 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.