The demise of bull-baiting

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

The demise of bull-baiting

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This chapter discusses the demise of bull-baiting. It describes and explains the eventual disappearance of bull-baiting. It states that it is unlikely that the reforming endeavours of the middle classes were the reason of this happening. Social conflicts in Birmingham and the west Midlands due to the disappearance of bull-baiting are discussed, as well as the various interpretations of how bull-baiting slowly disappeared.

Keywords: bull-baiting; demise; reforming endeavours; middle classes; social conflicts; interpretations

Chapter.  11758 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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