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'On a shiny night' : the representation of the English poacher, c.1830-1920

  title={'On a shiny night' : the representation of the English poacher, c.1830-1920},
  author={Stephen Ridgwell},
This thesis examines the representation of the English poacher from around the time of the reform to the Game Laws in 1831 to the ending of the First World War. Although a considerable body of work exists on nineteenth-century poaching, its representational aspects have yet to be fully explored. Moreover, existing studies have had little to say on poaching in the early years of the twentieth century. Set against the backdrop of the Edwardian Land Question the poacher, or more properly the idea… 
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