Dearth and the English Revolution: The Harvest Crisis of 1647-50

  title={Dearth and the English Revolution: The Harvest Crisis of 1647-50},
  author={Steve Hindle},
  journal={Economic History},
  • S. Hindle
  • Published 14 July 2008
  • Political Science
  • Economic History
This article reconstructs the nature and scale of dearth in the late 1640s, emphasizing the coincidence of economic distress with constitutional crisis. It reconsiders the parish register evidence for subsistence crisis; examines the responses of central and local government; analyses the role of popular agency, especially though petitioning campaigns, in prompting reluctant magistrates to regulate the grain markets along lines stipulated by the late Elizabethan and early Stuart dearth orders… Expand
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