Among his informants were Earl Richard of Cornwall and Henry III.
Such individuals are sometimes called ' participating informants ' by law enforcement agencies.
In the latter case he is perhaps unconsciously moved to put burlesque versions of Biblical stories into the mouths of his native informants, or to represent the savages as ridiculing the Scriptural traditions which he communicates to them.
The distribution of number of choices given by the informants is shown in the table below.
How did he use the standard methods of PO and interviewing informants?