Corn Laws Economic History and Big Data

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Corn Laws Economic History and Big Data

From small acorns big ideas grow, never can it have been more in evidence than here, with the British Corn Laws but there is so much more to learn and share, thanks to people who dedicate their lives to the study of specialist histories and subjects. A little morsel for us all to enjoy.

“The English Corn Laws Returns, the English Corn Laws and the birth of political economy”

A Lecture at Gresham College by D’Mariss Coffman, Cambridge University

Its amazing to learn a little about the Corn Laws in our British History and they were certainly politically and economically contentious both in their 1815 instigation and their subsequent repeal in 1846, and their political history during the time of Sir Robert Peel Prime Minister but when you get the chance to learn a little don’t you find yourself just wanting to know a little more?

Here is an excellent and easy way to do so, listen while you work or do a boring chore or task because this is an hour worth spending. Opens our eyes to how the ability to even quantify the grain and mange the returns needed to control this form of tariff and taxation in the 19th Century, is some what key to the period and our economic and political history. Well I found it more than a little intriguing with huge thanks to the resident expert D’Maris Coffman of Cambridge University and Gresham College, an fantastic institution in its own right. Educating the public for free for over 400 years, simply inspiring. See the slides and text. What a great resource. Acknowledged experts in their fields, giving time to help us all delve in a little deeper. How lucky are we.


Fuelling the Debate: The English Corn Law returns, the Corn Laws and the birth of political economy – D’Maris Coffman from Gresham College on Vimeo.

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