Riot, Revelry, and Rout: Sport in Lowland Scotland before 1860

Riot, Revelry, and Rout: Sport in Lowland Scotland before 1860

Riot, Revelry, and Rout: Sport in Lowland Scotland before 1860

Riot, Revelry, and Rout: Sport in Lowland Scotland before 1860

Synopsis

Sport has always been a central part of the leisure of the Scots. Riot, Revelry and Rout traces the history of sport in Scotland from the time of James IV until the early Victorian era, focusing on the dozens of sports enjoyed by the common people. It considers the first sports which were organised in a modern way: curling, bowling, Highland and Lowland Games, and the import from England - cricket.
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