Agricultural change and the development of foxhunting in the eighteenth century
Abstract:This article explores the development of 'modern' foxhunting in the eighteenth century, focussing particularly on the East Midlands and Suffolk. The relationship between landscape change and foxhunting is examined by looking in detail at the hunting careers of leading foxhunters and where they chose to hunt. Hunting diaries and enclosure records are used to challenge the received view that enclosure and the spread of grassland stimulated the new style of hunting.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2010-06-01
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