Old English Sports, Pastimes and Customs

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Read Books, 2006 - Games - 144 pages
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Originally published in 1891. The book describes the holiday festivals as they occurred in each month of the year; and the sports, games, pastimes, and customs associated with these rural feasts. it is a comprehensive history of the best features of old English village life. The illustrated contents include: Hunting - Cock Throwing - Easter Customs - May Day - Morris Dancing - Wrestling - Golf - Tennis - Cricket - Hawking - Dancing - Tournaments - Christmas Customs - Wakes - Fairs - Mummers etc. Many of the earliest history books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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