The English Civil War period in the early and mid 1600's are a time when the zenith of falconry is winding to a close. Shooting with guns was becoming more fashionable, and falconry was beginning to fall out of favour. However, there were those who still practiced the sport, including King Charles I himself, and many of the nobility were keen to keep up with the old traditions. 

Photographs copyright to  Albion Historical Falconry and Wayne Arnett