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Yearly celebrations held during Whit week on the hillside above Chipping Campden in Gloucestershire, organized in 1612 by Robert Dover (1582–1652), using traditional pastimes and customs such as horse‐racing, coursing, wrestling, backsword fighting, leaping, and dancing; they were commemorated in Annalia Dubrensia (1636), a collection of poems by 34 writers including Drayton, Jonson, T. Randolph, and T. Heywood. Suspended during the Civil War, the games were later continued as Dover's Meeting until 1852. They were again revived in 1963 and are held annually on the Friday of Spring Bank Holiday week on Dover's Hill.

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