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  Statute of the Realm, 1660-1671, CII, c22-23, 24-25, p.745; Game Act, 1671
 
  Statute of the Realm, 1660-1671, CII, c22-23, 24-25, p.745; this section of the Game Act, 1671, rules that, unless you were owner or tenant of land worth a certain amount you were not allowed to own equipment or dogs which could be used for poaching.
 
Hints
  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 2…think about why this act made many ordinary people angry.
 
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  Put some of the examples you have found from these Sources into your Gallery Worksheet.
 
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