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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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cock‐fighting

John Cannon and Robert Crowcroft.

in A Dictionary of British History

P ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 91 words.

A ferocious blood‐sport, probably introduced by the Romans, in which intensively trained gamecocks with metal or bone spurs were set

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cock-fighting

Jacqueline Simpson and Steve Roud.

in A Dictionary of English Folklore

January 2003; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 269 words.

Particularly popular at Shrovetide, but found at any time of year, either on an ad hoc basis or in

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cock-fighting

Alan Tomlinson.

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 280 words.

A form of animal-baiting or blood sport practised in ancient cultures and widely popular from the 14th century in Britain,

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cock fighting

Neal Garnham.

in The Oxford Companion to Irish History

January 2002; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Regional and National History. 147 words.

was probably introduced to Ireland by British settlers, though domestic origins are also possible. Whatever the practice's precise roots, by

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cock fighting

David Hey.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

January 1997; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Local and Family History. 39 words.

was originally an outdoor ‘sport’ held in circular pits dug into the ground. Throwing stones at cocks was a traditional

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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...

See overview in Oxford Index

cock‐fighting

John Cannon.

in A Dictionary of British History

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 91 words.

A ferocious blood‐sport, probably introduced by the Romans, in which intensively trained gamecocks with metal or bone spurs were set

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Cutler's Cock Fight

Harry W. Pfanz.

in Gettysburg—The First Day

July 2001; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 3768 words.

This chapter describes the Union infantry's debut into the conflict at Gettysburg, which was marked by fire exchanged between the brigades of Brig. Gen. Lysander Cutler and Brig. Gen....

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cock-fighting

A. S. Hargreaves.

in The Oxford Companion to British History

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 186 words.

A ferocious blood-sport, probably introduced by the Romans, in which intensively trained gamecocks with metal or bone spurs slipped over

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cock-fighting

in The Oxford Companion to British History

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 187 words.

A ferocious blood-sport, probably introduced by the Romans, in which intensively trained gamecocks with metal or bone spurs slipped over

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