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Worldly Pleasures: Plays, Shows, Sports

Bernard Capp

in England's Culture Wars: Puritan Reformation and its Enemies in the Interregnum, 1649-1660

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641789
eISBN:
9780191744228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641789.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter explores the regime's attitude to the theatre, to elite pursuits such as hunting, hawking and horse-racing, and to sports, games, and festive revelry. It examines how far plays and shows ... More


1895: Drama, Disaster and Disgrace in Late Victorian Britain

Nicholas Freeman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640560
eISBN:
9780748651399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640560.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Oscar Wilde's disastrous libel suit against the Marquess of Queensberry dominated British newspapers during the spring of 1895. This book shows that the Wilde scandal was just one of many events to ... More


Spring: 1 March 1895 – 30 May 1895

Nicholas Freeman

in 1895: Drama, Disaster and Disgrace in Late Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640560
eISBN:
9780748651399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640560.003.0018
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter describes the events that occurred from 1 March 1895–30 May 1895. It covers degenerate days, lugubrious psychologists; the Tooting tragedy; freezing footballs; blazing bibles; Irish ... More


The impact of the break with Rome

Alistair Dougall

in The Devil's Book: Charles I, The Book of Sports and Puritanism in Tudor and Early Stuart England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898560
eISBN:
9781781385067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898560.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter considers the impact of the English Reformation and how, due to the unstable religious environment and fears of social unrest, the crown sought to suppress traditional pastimes. It shows ... More


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