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Sport and Entertainment

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  • 1. Entertainment in Elizabethan England: Sports
  • 2. In Elisabethan England there were a lot of entertainments, like sports which could be team or individual. They included archery, bowling, but also animal fighting, hunting and hawking, for example.
  • 3. Examples of individual sports:
  • 5. Archery
      Archery contests were extremely popular during the Elizabethan era and prizes could be won for the most skilled of archers.
  • 6. Colf
      This sport was the ancestor of Golf. The origin of the word golf is believed to be the Dutch word of "colf" meaning "club".The balls consisted of a leather casing, usually made from a bull's hide, soaked in alum and stuffed with softened goose feathers.
  • 7. Examples of team sports:
    • Hunting
    • 8. Hurling or Shinty
  • 9. Hunting
      'At Force' Hunts were the most strenuous forms of hunting, designed for fit, young and very active men who worked in teams to hunt ferocious wild boars.
  • 10. Hurling or Shinty
      It was another team sport similar to hockey.

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