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England's RevelryA History of Popular Sports and Pastimes, 1660-1830$
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Emma Griffin

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780197263211

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197263211.001.0001

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England's Revelry

Emma Griffin

British Academy

This chapter discusses the practice of recreation in rural areas. It focuses on the spaces where the games were played. It examines the long-forgotten sport of camping, which illustrates both the possibilities and the problems of using space to explore the history of popular recreations in the rural context.

Keywords:   recreation, rural areas, space, camping, popular recreations, rural context

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