The statue of labourers 1351 wages because a great

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Unformatted text preview: conomic History Review, 57, 362 - 395. The Statue of Labourers 1351 - wages “Because a great part of the people and especially of the, workmen and servants has now died in that pestilence, some, seeing the straights of the masters and the scarcity of servants, are not willing to serve unless they receive excessive wages ... We, considering the grave inconveniences which might come from the lack especially of ploughmen and such labourers, have ... seen …t to ordain: that every man and woman of our kingdom of England ... shall be bound to serve him who has seen …t so to seek after him; and he shall take only the wages liveries, meed or salary which, in the places where he sought to serve, were accustomed to be paid in the twentieth year of our reign of England, or the …ve or six common years next preceding.” Edward III came to the throne on 25 January 1327, so the reference here is to 1347. Source: Rosemary Horrox ed. (1994) The Black Death, Manchester University Press. James A. Robinson (Harvard) The Emergence of Modern Economic Growth: A Comparative and28, 2009...
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