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1

What were Royal Forests?

Land reserved for hunting and covered by special laws

2

What were 2 special laws for Royal Forests?

No hunting weapons in forest
No hunting dogs
Restrictions on cutting wood

3

Why did William create Royal Forests?

To expand his land holdings through legitimate actions
To show his power
To provide another source of income for the King

4

How did the creation of the Forests affect the relationship between the King and the people?

Increased tension as animals were protected whilst people went hungry

5

Who oversaw law and order in Royal Forests?

Sheriffs

6

What punishment was given to people hunting deer in the Forests?

Blinding