Flashcards in Royal Forests Deck (6)
What were Royal Forests?
Land reserved for hunting and covered by special laws
What were 2 special laws for Royal Forests?
No hunting weapons in forest
No hunting dogs
Restrictions on cutting wood
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
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
Who oversaw law and order in Royal Forests?