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Sports and Recreation during the Elizabethan era (1558-1603)

The Elizabethan era consisted of many different sports which included, team sports, individual sports, games, and arts.
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john reynolds

on 18 September 2012

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During the Elizabethan era (1558-1603) Sports and Recreation Sports during this time period consisted of a type of football compared to modern day rugby.

Individual sports included running, jumping, fencing, and archery.

Children played leap frog, blind mans-bluff and hide-and-seek, which people still do today. Sports in the Elizabethan era -People during the Elizabethan era enjoyed a recreational viewing of bearbaiting which involved a bear tied to a stake by a long rope.

-The animal was put into a pit where four or five large, fierce dogs call mastiffs or sometimes lions were let in for the sole purpose of attacking the bear.

- Any dogs that might survive the bear's retaliation were pulled off just before the bear was killed.

-The dogs would be considered winners if the large animal was killed, but losers if many of them were disabled that the rest refused to attack.

-Sometimes apes were used instead of bears. Recreation This basically sums up the recreational and sports activities people did during 1558-1603
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