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The Blessings of Peace or the Curse of the Corn Law

Schools Waterloo 200

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About this Artefact by: Waterloo 200 Coordinator

Date added: 16 Mar 2015

As is so often the case, the return of peace in 1814 led to financial cut-backs by the British Government. This satirical print, drawn by George Cruikshank, is a comment on one of the most unpopular pieces of legislation, the Corn Bill of March 1815.

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Thanks to the British Museum

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