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Rural and urban poaching in Victorian England. / Winstanley, M. J.; Osborne, H.

In: Rural History, Vol. 17, No. 2, 01.10.2006, p. 187-212.

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Winstanley, MJ & Osborne, H 2006, 'Rural and urban poaching in Victorian England.', Rural History, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 187-212. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0956793306001877

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Winstanley, M. J. ; Osborne, H. / Rural and urban poaching in Victorian England. In: Rural History. 2006 ; Vol. 17, No. 2. pp. 187-212.

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