Food supply, health and economic development in England and Wales during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries

Harris, Bernard (2016) Food supply, health and economic development in England and Wales during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Scientia Danica, Series H, Humanistica, 4 (7). pp. 141-154. 14. ISSN 1904-5492

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    Abstract

    This paper reviews the debate over the amount of food which was available for human consumption in England and Wales during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It presents new data on the number of calories derived from Irish imports and includes new calculations on the size distribution of calories within the British population.