Sport in pre-industrial Britain

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Mob football
mass game played between villages by lower class males
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Cockerel fighting
upper class sport, involving two cockerels fighting with upper class wagering on results
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Upper class (pre industrial)
aristocracy or gentry who were hereditary (of a title) landowners
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Lower/peasant class (pre industrial)
peasants who worked manually, mainly on the land
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Activities for peasants (pre industrial)
violent games, Mob football and dog fighting
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Activities for upper class (pre industrial)
complex rules, real tennis and fox hunting
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reasons for upper class developing sports (pre industrial)
had the money, education and transport
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activities for both classes (pre industrial)
pedestrianism and cricket
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who played cricket? (pre industrial)
public houses, both classes
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Women (pre industrial)
weaker sex, non strenuous or dangerous
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Peasant women (pre industrial)
few rights, few choices of activity available
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Peasant women sports (pre industrial)
smock racing
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Upper class women sports (pre industrial)
archery
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Formal law and order (pre industrial)
very little enforced
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Card 2

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upper class sport, involving two cockerels fighting with upper class wagering on results

Back

Cockerel fighting

Card 3

Front

aristocracy or gentry who were hereditary (of a title) landowners

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

peasants who worked manually, mainly on the land

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

violent games, Mob football and dog fighting

Back

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