Rural and Urban Poaching in Victorian England

@article{Osborne2006RuralAU,
  title={Rural and Urban Poaching in Victorian England},
  author={Harvey Osborne and Michael J. Winstanley},
  journal={Rural History},
  year={2006},
  volume={17},
  pages={187 - 212}
}
Poaching is commonly portrayed as the archetypal nineteenth-century ‘rural’ crime, particularly associated with agricultural districts of southern and eastern England. This study argues that this interpretation is misleading. Judicial statistics collected from the mid-nineteenth century suggest that poaching was much more widespread in the North and Midlands than has previously been acknowledged. These industrialising regions largely determined the national trends in poaching in the second half… 

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