. From the 16th century onwards the economy of open fields and common lands had started changing. With the rise in the price of wool, rich farmers wanted to expand wool production to earn profits. They wanted to improve their sheep breeds and ensure good feed for them. They wanted to do this by controlling large areas of land in compact blocks to allow improved breeding. Division and enclosing of common land started. Hedges were built around holdings to separate one's property from others. Another factor was the new demand for grain. This happened in the 18th century. Land was being enclosed for grain production. English population expanded rapidly during the time. In addition, England during this time was industrialising. More and more people began to move to urban areas. They had to buy foodgrains from the markets. Enclosures were required to make long-term investments on land and plan crop rotations to improve the soil. These enclosures also allowed the richer landlords to expand land under their control and produce more for the market.

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can u pls answer the question I've asked next???
The sixteenth century enclosures were prompted by sheep farming. The late 18th century
enclosure movement was for more and more grain production.
(i) Between 1750 and 1900, the English population expanded rapidly – from 7 million in
1750 to 21 million in 1850 and 30 million in 1900. This meant an increased demand for
foodgrains to feed the population.
(ii) Britain was fast industrialising. There was mass migration of people from villages to
towns to work in factories. To survive they had to buy
foodgrains in the market. As the
urban population multiplied, the market for foodgrains expanded and foodgrain prices
rose. Thus farmers were encouraged to grow more and more crops. Hence, the enclosure
(iii) By the close of the 18th century, France was at war with England. This disrupted trade
and the import of foodgrains from Europe. Prices of foodgrains soared encouraging
landowners to enclose lands and enlarge the area under grain cultivation.
(iv) As profits multiplied the landow
landowners pressurised the Parliament to pass the Enclosure Acts.
now plz do as in my first comment