hist-games: Question on Periodness of Certain Games/Sports

Tom Vincent tomrvincent at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 7 08:59:30 PST 2003


 That *does* sound like a lot of fun!  I'm
 autocratting
 a 'fun' Imperial War here in Delaware Memorial Day
 Weekend and I think I'll run with your suggestion!
 
 Thanks!
 
 Sir Duriel van Hansard
 Duchy of Chesapeake, Adrian Empire
 www.adrianempire.org
 
> --- David Parish-Whittaker
> <davidparishwhittaker at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > 
> > I don't know about medieval prizefights, but
> here's
> > some information on 
> > Elizabethan prizefights on line-
> > 
> > www.thehaca.com/essays/playpriz.htm
> > www.iceweasel.org/lmod.html
> > 
> > I suspect that there were medieval prizefights
> (not
> > including jousts, of 
> > course), but that they were probably not as
> formal. 
> > More of "behind the 
> > pub" sort of thing.  Remember that there was an
> > outstanding ban on teaching 
> > fence in England until the 16th century.  I'm not
> > that familiar with 
> > prizefighting in other Elizabethan cultures.
> > 
> > BTW, for those of you who do
> > SCA/Adria/reenactment/etc, an Elizabethan 
> > prizefight makes for a GREAT tourney theme.  We
> had
> > one out here and had the 
> > listmistresses double as bookies with a big chalk
> > board to keep track of 
> > wins/losses.  We handed out a bunch of mexican
> coins
> > to folks when they paid 
> > their site fee and gave prizes out to the largest
> > purses a couple of hours 
> > after the feast was over (to give everyone plenty
> of
> > time to dice and play 
> > cards:)).  We also let spectators throw radishes
> and
> > bread at the 
> > contestants, which seemed to go over well.
> > 
> > 
> > >From: "Todd Fischer" <imelod at sympatico.ca>
> > >To: "hist-games" <hist-games at www.pbm.com>,"Games
> > Guild of Ealdormere" 
> > ><games_guild at yahoogroups.com>
> > >Subject: hist-games: Question on Periodness of
> > Certain Games/Sports
> > >Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2003 00:08:03 -0500
> > >
> > > >From: "Chris O'Connell" <c.oconnell at tesco.net>
> > > >To: <GamesGuild at hotmail.com>
> > > >Subject: Can you help me?
> > > >Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2003 21:28:24 -0000
> > > >
> > > >Can you help me with any information on the
> > following games, i'm not too
> > > >sure that they are from the medieval period but
> i
> > can not find any
> > > >information on these games/sports:Smock racing,
> > Wakes, Field sports(in 
> > >the
> > > >medieval period), Blood sports, Mob games,
> > Church, Jousting, 
> > >Bull-running,
> > > >Cudgelling and Prize fights.  This might seem
> as
> > a strange list but this 
> > >is
> > > >for Sports studies research.
> > > >
> > > >Thank you
> > > >
> > > >Kathleen from Surrey
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
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