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Exhibition by Tom Rose: Hunting the King's deer - Tales of Epping Forest poaching in the 16th and early 17th centuries at Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge

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Forest Law protected deer for the benefit of the Crown, but not only the King (or Queen) enjoyed the hunt and valued the opportunity for hospitality and favour that hunting offered. Forests were royal playgrounds in which the feuds of the gentry and aristocracy were played out and deer were poached by the rich and powerful as well as the less well-off. Discover more about what really went on in Epping Forest in the early modern period. Free. No booking required.

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Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge

Rangers Road
E4 7QH
+44 (0)20 8529 6681
Public transport:
Turn right out of station and follow Rangers Road up the hill. The Hunting Lodge is just after the Royal Forest Hotel.

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