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cock-fighting

Overview page. Subjects: Regional and National History.

A ferocious blood‐sport, probably introduced by the Romans, in which intensively trained gamecocks with metal or bone spurs were set to fight, usually to the death, on a stage in a circular...

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Stradling, Rod (<i>born</i> 1942), traditional-style singer, melodeon player, record producer

Carole Pegg.

in Grove Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 350 words.

(b London, 25 June 1942). English traditional-style singer, melodeon player and record producer. He became involved in skiffle music in the mid-1950s and in the early 1960s discovered ‘folk...

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Foster, John (ii) (1752 - 1822), psalmodist

Sally Drage.

in Grove Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 208 words.

(b Bentley, nr Doncaster, 1752; d High Green, nr Sheffield, 4 Oct 1822). English psalmodist. An amateur musician, he was by profession a coroner. He lived in High Green and (according to A....

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