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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.
As you read these three sources
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
In Source 3 think about whether this proves that poachers
were actually doing it as a business, not for their own personal
Put some of the examples you have
found from these Sources into your Gallery Worksheet.