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  SP 14/48/23; letter to the king's county officers. This document from 1609 shows that the government thought that some poachers were taking game on quite a large scale, to sell to poulterers.
 
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  As you read these three sources look for …
1. Evidence of landowners, who had a strong influence on government, having laws passed to benefit them.
2. Evidence that ordinary people did not regard these laws as fair.
In Source 3…think about whether this proves that poachers were actually doing it as a business, not for their own personal use.
 
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  SP 14/48/23; letter to the king's county officers