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Statute of Labourers

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Labourers, Statute of

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The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

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2003
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History, Local and Family History
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39 words

(1351). This Act attempted to hold wages at their pre-Black Death level by imposing severe penalties for

Labourers, Statute of

Labourers, Statute of (1351)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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2010
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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Government response to labour shortage and rise in *wages following the arrival of the *Black Death (1349); aimed

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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History, Local and Family History
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(1351) This Act attempted to hold wages at their pre‐Black Death level by imposing severe penalties for infringement. The shortage of labour thwarted attempts to keep down wages, ... More

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