Sporting, Royal Shooting Party at Banff, Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, 1883
From Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News published in London in 1883
Engraver: Jellicoe J
Print Size: 340 x 240mm
Technique: Wood engraving with later hand colouring
Description: Beautiful depiction of a Polo Game
The History of English Sport
The English have always been 'addicted to sport' all through the ages and the games that people played often depended on their status in life.
Upper-class men spent their time at field sports like hunting, fishing, and shooting as many were landowners and were able to host hunting events and shooting parties.
Everyone watches sport for basically the same reasons today. In the past during Tudor times, it was often to relieve anger and stress. Today, it is more about getting together for fun and relaxation. They watch for entertainment and pleasure
Sports in England have come a long way since the 1400s. They are not nearly as brutal as they used to be, though at times still rough. Rules are now official and are pretty much the same all over the world but the reasons for watching sport are all still the same. They serve as a reason for gatherings and meetings and for recreation.
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