How did the ‘enclosure movement’ proceed in England?
- The early enclosures were usually created by individual landlords.
- They were not supported by the State or the Church.
- After the mid-eighteenth century, the enclosure movement swept through the countryside and changed the English landscape forever.
- Ultimately, the British Parliament could no longer watch this process from a distance and passed 4,000 Acts legalising these enclosures.