Pre industrial

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  • Pre-Industrial Britain
    • Law and Order
      • very little formal law and order enforced
      • Peasant classes involved in violent activities: blood sports
      • Mob football had few rules, reflected lack of law and order
    • Availability of time
      • lower-class peasants worked long hours resulting in little time for physical activity
      • Agricultural work was more sessional, there was no set time for leisure
      • Activities were confined to festivals
      • Due to shortage of transport, activities had to be local and short-lived
      • Upper class had more time therefore they can play long-lasting games
    • Education and literacy
      • Upper-classes were educated and literate
      • Peasants were mostly uneducated
      • Upper-class who could read and write could understand more sophisticated activities
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    • Availability of money
      • Upper-class had more time and money so had more opportunities for involvement
      • Could afford clothing and equipment so could do activities like real tennis
      • Activities played by upper class were exclusive as they had land, money and time
    • Type and availability of transport
      • Mainly horse and cart, most walked as the roads were in bad conditions
      • Activities were localised, and had simple unwritten laws
      • Upper class had more opportunities as they could travel by horse and cart
    • Gender
      • Women seen as weaker sex, so activities had less physicality
      • Peasant women had few rights and had few choices of activity
      • Peasant women could 'smock race' at country fairs
      • Upper-class women could do activities like archery


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