Sport in pre-industrial Britian

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Mob Football
Mass game, played between villages (localised). Simple rules played by lower class males.
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Cockerel Fighting
Upper class sport, involved 2 cockerels fighting. Wagering involved. Lower class would participate by throwing stones at them.
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Upper Class- (Social Class- Pre-industrial Britain)
Aristocracy who were hereditary landowners.
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Lower Class- (Social Class- Pre-industrial Britain)
Peasants who worked manually or on the land.
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Activities for Peasants- (Social Class- Pre-industrial Britain)
Often violent/few rules e.g. mob football and dog fighting.
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Activities for Upper Class- (Social Class- Pre-industrial Britain)
More complex rules. Had money education and transport to develop more sophisticated e.g. real tennis and fox hunting.
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Activities for Both Classes- (Social Class- Pre-industrial Britain)
Pedestrianism- upper class would sponsor lower class participants.
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Cricket- (Social Class- Pre-industrial Britain)
Public houses. Both classes participated- Gentlemen (upper class amateurs) and Players (lower class professionals)
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Women-(Gender)
Seen as the weaker sex so activities couldn't be too strenuous or dangerous.
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Peasant Women- (Gender)
Had few rights and choices for activities. They did 'smock racing' at fairs.
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Upper Class Women- (Gender)
Could do activities like archery.
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Law and Order
Very little formal law and order enforced in sport.
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Peasant-(Law and Order)
Involved in violent activities e.g. animal bating and blood sports.
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Mob Football-(Law and Order)
Had very few rules and could get violent.
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Education and Literacy
Upper class- educated and literate. Peasants- uneducated and illiterate.
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Education and Literacy affect on sport.
Upper class- they could read and write and understand more sophisticated activities e.g. real tennis. Peasants- played simple and unsophisticated activities with few rules e.g. mob football.
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Availability of Time- Lower Class
Peasants worked long hours laboring- little energy for physical activities.
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Availability of Time- Upper Class
Had more time so could do long lasting activities e.g. fox hunting.
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Agriculture Work- Availability of Time
Work was seasonal no free time set for workers.
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Festivals/Holy Days- Availability of Time
Physical activities were played on these days by peasants e.g. bare-knuckle fighting and throwing contest.
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Lack of Transport- Availability of Time
Meant activities had to be short-lasting and localized.
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Availability of Money- Upper Class
Had more time and money to get involved in sport.
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Clothing and Equipment- Availability of Money
Upper class could afford clothing and equipment to do activities like real and royal tennis.
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Exclusivity- Availability of Money
Upper class activities were exclusive as they had land money and time.
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Card 2

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Upper class sport, involved 2 cockerels fighting. Wagering involved. Lower class would participate by throwing stones at them.

Back

Cockerel Fighting

Card 3

Front

Aristocracy who were hereditary landowners.

Back

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Card 4

Front

Peasants who worked manually or on the land.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Often violent/few rules e.g. mob football and dog fighting.

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