. Discuss the main reasons of disappearance of common land in sixteenth century


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Ans: i. In some parts of England, this system of open fields and common lands had started changing from about the sixteenth century

ii. When the price of wool went up in the world market in the sixteenth century, rich farmers wanted to expand wool production to earn profits. They were eager to improve their sheep breeds and ensure good feed for them. 

iii. They were keen on controlling large areas of land in compact blocks to allow improved breeding. So they began dividing and enclosing common land and building hedges around their holdings to separate their property from that of others.

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