The Hunt

The Hunt : A Social History

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The long-standing tradition is as much about the horses and hounds as it is about the array of social rituals surrounding the event. The hunt - the riders and their crops, hats and outfits, the horses and the hounds, the stags and foxes, the social rituals and the elaborate tailgating - is an emblem of the upper-class. Hunt expert Anne Holland looks at the hunt as part of the tapestry of British life, from the introduction of recreational stag-hunting by the Normans, through the centuries-long transition from stag to fox and the partial 2005 banning of the hunt in England, Scotland and Wales, including the forms that are still attracting record numbers today around the world.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 30 MONO; 40 COL
  • 0747812578
  • 9780747812579

Table of contents

The ancient art of hunting
Types of hunting
Hunt counties
Hunting etiquette
Hunt clothing
Hunt transport
Hunting terms
The Hunt social calendar
Hunt maps
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About Anne Holland

Anne Holland was a leading point-to-point rider and was one of the first women to ride, and win, under National Hunt Rules in the UK. She has just completed her 55th season of hunting. She is now a writer, editor and public speaker and has published a number of titles on hunting and racing. Ms. Holland lives in Great Britain.
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