Master of the Staghounds

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Master of the Staghounds was a position in the British Royal Household created in 1738 and abolished in 1782.[1] The office was responsible for the oversight and care of the Royal staghounds (dogs bred for hunting deer).

"Master of Staghounds" was also a title or descriptive given to staghound masters on a more local level.[2][3][4][5]

Masters of the Staghounds[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office-Holders in Modern Britain. 11 (Revised ed.). London: University of London. 2006. pp. 215–216.  cited at "Hunting, sporting and gaming: The staghounds and harthounds". British History Online. Retrieved January 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ Underhill, George Frederick (1903). The Master of Hounds. G. Richards. pp. 213–223. Retrieved January 29, 2015. 
  3. ^ John Wooten. "Portrait of Sir Robert Walpole (1676-1745) as Master of the Kings Staghounds in Windsor Forest". MyStudios.com. Retrieved January 29, 2015. 
  4. ^ Fortescue, Hon. John. Record of Staghunting on Exmoor, London, 1887, A Tabulated History of the North Devon and Devon and Somerset Staghounds (Appendix B)
  5. ^ Fortescue, John (1887). Record of Staghunting on Exmoor, London, 1887, A Tabulated History of the North Devon and Devon and Somerset Staghounds. 

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