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1773 - Parliament passes the Spitalfields Act
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From now on, the wages paid to silkweavers working in and around London will be regulated by the local authorities. Silkweavers are not to take more than two apprentices at a time. This is to avoid overcrowding the industry with workers for whom there is not enough work.

This Act brings to an end a long-running and sometimes violent dispute over pay between the journeymen silkweavers of Spitalfields and Bethnal Green and the master weavers who keep them in work. Members of the Huguenot community are involved on both sides of the struggle.

 


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