The British Enclosure Movement: Definition & Overview


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Communally owned land is land that is owned by _____.

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1. By the end of the 1800s, over _____ of the land in England was privatized.

2. Between 1730 and 1839, Parliament passed over _____ enclosure bills.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These study tools focus on the British Enclosure Movement. Study questions revolve around how and why the movement came about.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the worksheet and quiz to:

  • Explain communally owned land
  • Identify how much of the land was privatized in England by the end of the 1800s
  • Recognize how many enclosure bills Parliament passed between 1730 and 1839
  • Define enclosure
  • Assess what happened to displaced villagers who could not farm the land they were given

Skills Practiced

Practice the following study skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the British Enclosure Movement
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as communally owned land and enclosure
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how much of the land was privatized in England by the end of the 1800s

Additional Learning

The lesson titled The British Enclosure Movement: Definition & Overview will help you learn more about this topic. The lesson addresses the following objectives:

  • Recognize the benefits of communally owned land
  • Determine when and why the idea of communally owned land started to change
  • Analyze how so much land in England was privately procured and what that meant for the average citizen