Hunting, Hawking and the Early Tudor Gentleman

James Williams (Corresponding / Lead Author)

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    When, in 1517, a now anonymous gentleman expressed this view to Richard Pace, the great humanist may have been exasperated, but certainly not surprised. It was a familiar sentiment in early Tudor England: despite the protests of a few humanists such as Desiderius Erasmus and Sir Thomas More, hunting was deemed by most to be not only a symbol of knighthood, but an activity that marked out the true gentleman. But what was it about hunting and hawking that made them appropriate pastimes for the early Tudor gentleman, and why did they retain this position?
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)21-27
    Number of pages7
    JournalHistory Today
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished (VoR) - 2003


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