The Effects of the Corn Law Repeal


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Lesson Snapshot:

  • European harvests were poor and there was no mass import of food to Britain.
  • America could not provide cheap food.
  • Repeal kept prices stable but not lower.
  • British farmers were NOT ruined.
  • Better farming methods were started in Britain – mechanisation, drainage and fertiliser.
  • There was an increased urban population – demand for food grew so farmers kept profits.
  • British farming did not suffer until the 1870s.

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