On Saturday 10th November 2018, 10:00am to 12:30pm, at Lenton Grove, University of Nottingham. Poaching increased from the mid-eighteenth century, and became a cause of concern for landowners and all those involved in upholding the law. Often referred to as the Poaching Wars, and dubbed ‘The Long Affray’ by one historian, the night-time fights between gamekeepers and poachers have entered into popular myth in some cases. The session will examine poaching in the east midlands counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire from 1820 to 1900.
Dr Muge is a retired teacher, who recently completed her PhD at the University of Nottingham, and is a regular attendee at the Local History Seminars.
The Local History Seminars are organised by the University of Nottingham’s Department of History and are generally held on the second Saturday of the month at Lenton Grove. They are open to everyone with an interest in local and regional history. Booking is not necessary and the entry fee of £5 covers the cost of attending the seminar together with coffee and biscuits in the interval. The seminars start at 10.00 am and finish at approximately 12.30 pm.
Lenton Grove is most easily accessed via the West Gate (Beeston) on the main campus. There is roadside parking approximately 100m beyond Lenton Grove, just past the School of Humanities building.
For further inquiries, contact:
Prof. J.V. Beckett, Department of History, University Park, Nottingham. NG7 2RD