enclosers

All Noun
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  • They gave him a guarantee against loss - and this is not a neutral document because it implies that should the people fighting the enclosers come to him for help he would refuse it.
  • By these enclosures and evictions in some cases the open lands of whole vills were enclosed, the old agriculture came to an end, and as the enclosers were often non-residents, the whole farming population disappeared from the village. Cited from An Introduction to the Industrial and Social History of England, Cheyney
  • The nobility and gentry were in the main in favor of the enclosures, as they increased their rents even when they were not themselves the enclosers; and it was through these classes that legislation had to be enforced at this time if it was to be effective. Cited from An Introduction to the Industrial and Social History of England, Cheyney
  • It was directed against the enclosers of common lands; against the agricultural capitalists, who bought up farms, evicted the tenants, and converted their holdings to pasture; against the large traders in towns who monopolised commerce at the expense of their poorer competitors. Cited from Henry VIII, by A. F. Pollard
  • The landlords, the enclosers, the city merchants who took up country lands, were preached against and inveighed against by such preachers as Latimer, Lever, and Becon, and in a dozen or more pamphlets still extant. Cited from An Introduction to the Industrial and Social History of England, Cheyney