The Last English Poachers

The Last English Poachers

This is the world of the last English poachers - men who have lived off the land, taking game and wildlife from the big country estates, risking the wrath of gamekeepers in order to feed their families and make a modest livelihood.

Author: Bob and Brian Tovey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471135699

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Just two hours' drive west of London, a secret way of life that has been operating for centuries is clinging to a fragile existence. This is the world of the last English poachers - men who have lived off the land, taking game and wildlife from the big country estates, risking the wrath of gamekeepers in order to feed their families and make a modest livelihood. Poachers have lived cheek by jowl with landowners and the gentry throughout the history of the British class system. Their customs, hunting skills and knowledge of animals is comparable to that of indigenous communities in pre-industrial societies, yet the poacher has been vilified, ridiculed and, in olden times, even put to death for his activities. Hence, a war of attrition has been waged across the generations, played out in the woodlands of Britain, often undercover of night in clandestine operations comparable to military manoeuvres. Bob and BrianTovey are poachers of the old stripe: a father and son of 75 and 50 years old respectively, who are continuing their ancestors' traditions, reluctant to surrender the old ways of sourcing food from nature. Writer John McDonald has obtained unique access to the men's lives and histories, and tells their fascinating story in their own words. The book is filled with anecdotes both moving and hilarious, as their sense of self-preservation, mistrust of outsiders and suspicions of modern technology express themselves in daily life. It is set against the backdrop of country sports as they used to be - and will colourfully explain the shoots, the once-legal coursing meets, the centuries' old techniques of lamping, ferreting and netting and, of course, how the poachers outwit the keepers and police and escape with their quarry. It is a genuine, colourful and offbeat chronicle that documents rural life from a whole new perspective and a sense of humour.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Poachers and Poaching

Poachers and Poaching

The light of our English glow - worm is undoubtedly under its control , as upon
handling the insect it is immediately put ... to produce the luminosity , as one was
observed to move continually the last segment of the body so long as it continued
I ...

Author: John Wilson

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HWGBXH

Category: Natural history

Page: 327

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Categories: Natural history

Lok Sabha Debates

Lok Sabha Debates

[ English ] 5. In principle approval accorded for declaring eight new Tiger
Reserves . MR . SPEAKER : It is not a must or ... SHRI M. SHIVANNA : Sir , In the
last two years how many poachers have been arrested in Bandipur , Nagarahole
and ...

Author: India. Parliament. Lok Sabha

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X030589229

Category: India

Page:

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Categories: India

The History of Opposition to Blood Sports in Twentieth Century England

The History of Opposition to Blood Sports in Twentieth Century England

... and one-sided slaughter.60 At the end of the twentieth century the views of the '
last English poachers' had not changed to any significant extent, although by
then there were very few working-class poachers as a result of social change in
the ...

Author: Michael Tichelar

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315399775

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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An interdisciplinary social history, this book examines the major pressures and influences that brought about the remarkable growth of opposition to hunting in twentieth century England. With public opinion consistently deciding from the middle of the century onward that hunting mammals for sport was cruel and unacceptable, it would appear that the controversy over hunting has all but been decided, though hunting yet remains ‘at bay’. Based on a range of cultural, social, literary and political sources drawn from a variety of academic disciplines, including history, sociology, geography, psychology and anthropology, The History of Opposition to Blood Sports in Twentieth Century England accounts for the change in our relationship with animals that occurred in the course of the twentieth century, shedding light on the manner in which this resulted in the growth in opposition to hunting and other blood sports. With evidence comprising a mixture of primary and secondary historical sources, together with documentary films, opinion polls, Mass Observation records, political party archives, and the findings of sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists and geographers, this book will appeal to scholars and students across the social sciences and historians with an interest in human–animal relations.
Categories: Social Science

The English Illustrated Magazine

The English Illustrated Magazine

Dead falls ” are excellent traps for four - footed vermin , but are absolutely
useless for winged marauders . Sudden death by pressure results from these
traps . Domestic cats are rank poachers , and when once they take to this pastime
they ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101023640939

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National and English Review

National and English Review

If it has been thorned he carefully removes these - small thorn bushes with stones
attached , and thrown in by the watchers to entangle the poachers ' nets and so
allow the fish time to escape . At night the poacher comes , unrolls his long net ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015027615361

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The Last Khedive of Egypt

The Last Khedive of Egypt

The Minister of the Interior , on the orders of Mr Mitchell , the English Advisor ,
published one week before the ... fallahs by shooting at their properties and
injuring a woman , and that the fallahs had attacked the English as “ poachers
and not ...

Author: Abbas Hilmi II, II

Publisher: Ithaca

ISBN: UOM:39015043047581

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 390

View: 258

These memoirs - dictated by Abbas II to his secretary several decades after he had been exiled from Egypt in 1914 - provide a window on the mechanics of the strained relations between sovereign and the power occupying his country. They reveal a caring man, desirous of reform, with definite progressive ideas. He was disillusioned by sycophantic Egyptian politicians who, fearing British wrath, rarely supported their monarch.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Art of Deer stalking

The Art of Deer stalking

Wandering poachers. English vagabonds. Adventure at Felaar. Highland
vampire. Peter Breck's backsliding. Trap baited with whisky. The Gaick pet stolen.
Poachers' adventure. Desolate situation. A Highland witch. Chisholm's cave.

Author: William Scrope

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433082491501

Category: Deer hunting

Page: 304

View: 611

Categories: Deer hunting

Hunters and Poachers

Hunters and Poachers

Caius , John , Of English Dogges , trans . Abraham Fleming ( 1576 ; repr . 1880 ) .
... Coke , Roger , ' Detection of the Court and State of England during the last four
Reigns ' , in ( Sir Walter Scott ( ed . ) ] , Secret History of the Court of James I ...

Author: Roger Burrow Manning

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015029978270

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 255

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Professor Manning's scholarly study of hunting and poaching explores symbolic and covert forms of protest, and adds much to our knowledge of the interaction between aristocratic and popular culture in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Categories: Business & Economics

Baily s Magazine of Sports and Pastimes

Baily s Magazine of Sports and Pastimes

... to hawks , owls , wild pigeons , blackthe whole of the English poachers birds ,
kingfishers , jays , crows , combined . ... land , or water . purple crackles (
whatever these last Many of these artifices are handed may be ) , cormorants ,
gulls ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112112129702

Category: Recreation

Page:

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Categories: Recreation

Baily s Magazine of Sports Pastimes

Baily s Magazine of Sports   Pastimes

... to hawks , owls , wild pigeons , blackthe whole of the English poachers birds ,
kingfishers , jays , crows , combined . ... land , or water . purple crackles (
whatever these last Many of these artifices are handed may be ) , cormorants ,
gulls ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B2994323

Category:

Page:

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English Dance and Song

English Dance and Song

Van Diemen ' s Land or The Gallant Poachers Sung by Henry Burstow 1893 . ...
On Friday night , the 6th of November last , a most desperate gang of poachers (
about twenty in number ) , known by the name of the Bedfordshire poachers , or ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000055237390

Category: Folk dancing

Page:

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The magazine of the English Folk Dance & Song Society.
Categories: Folk dancing

Last Bastion

Last Bastion

The gardeners do not speak much English ; but you may meet one of the
permanent officials of Malta's Department of ... a more humane penalty than the
hanging or transportation for life inflicted at a much later date upon English
poachers ...

Author: Eric Brockman

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89001184639

Category: Malta

Page: 253

View: 122

Categories: Malta

English Literature During the Last Half Century

English Literature During the Last Half Century

Synge found the heroes and fairies of Old Irish legend " too far away from life to
appease his mood , ” as Yeats puts it , and he forsook " sweet Angus , Maeve and
Fand " for the poachers and topers of the countryside . The plot of ' In the ...

Author: John William Cunliffe

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112067413234

Category: English literature

Page: 315

View: 182

Categories: English literature

The Complete Works of Lord Byron from the Last London Edition

The Complete Works of Lord Byron from the Last London Edition

There were two poachers caught in a steel trap , She waited until Justice could
recall Ready for gaol , their place of ... Because the neighbouring Scotch Earl of
Giftgabbit The present culprit was extremely pale , Had English influence , in the
 ...

Author: George Gordon Byron Byron

Publisher:

ISBN: IBSI:BI000058350

Category:

Page: 965

View: 365

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Lady Flavia by the author of Lord Lynn s wife

Lady Flavia  by the author of  Lord Lynn s wife

These last words were spoken coaxingly , and in quite a different tone . Mr .
Royston laughed : he had been a strict game - preserver once , but times had
changed ; and he who had sent scores of English poachers to gaol , felt a kind of
interest ...

Author: John Berwick Harwood

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600061332

Category:

Page:

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The Newspaper

The Newspaper

William Jenkins , poachers now retreated , no doubt thinking that the noise land ,
and to build upon it a house capable of containing ... of Micit spirits in the house
of a man on the look - out for poachers at Great Braxted last practising their
system of " garotte " robbery in this ... There have been only 52 English and
Scotch purand their assistants , mimbering five persons , and a body creditors , to
meet which ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433007830106

Category: Agriculture

Page:

View: 854

Categories: Agriculture

The Book of History European powers today

The Book of History  European powers today

... in the case of Britain, the last half of the nineteenth century: the transportation
of criminals or political prisoners. ... from stalwart English poachers, whom the
iniquitous game laws of a pre-Victorian Britain condemned to transportation.
Similar ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B2873683

Category: World history

Page:

View: 568

Categories: World history

Saturday Review

Saturday Review

The last buzz and flare of the Cork fly was , over to them for a prey . we must own
, not without effect ; and if the Mayor was to be What is to be done ? And , in order
to ... perfect impunity . English poachers have the remotest hope of carrying ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB10498634

Category:

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Summary of World Broadcasts

Summary of World Broadcasts

( All - India Radio in English 1230 gmt 5 Mar 93 ) ( 51 ) Poachers kill seven rhinos
in last three months Poachers have killed a rhino in Kaziranga National Park in
the state of Assam , bringing the number of rhinos killed in the last three months
to ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015053676154

Category: East Asia

Page:

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Categories: East Asia