Emma Griffin

in England's Revelry

Published by British Academy

Published in print August 2005 | ISBN: 9780197263211
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734427 | DOI:

Series: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Monographs


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This introductory chapter discusses the histories of popular recreation in early modern England. It looks at the research previously conducted in this field, which shows that researchers were concerned mostly with the customs and traditions of earlier generations. Various accounts on sports and pastimes of this period are examined in the chapter.

Keywords: popular recreation; customs and traditions; sports and pastimes; early modern England

Chapter.  10454 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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