Playing By the Rules?: Early Modern Sport and Control in the Northern Mainland Royal Burghs of Scotland

@article{Cormack2016PlayingBT,
  title={Playing By the Rules?: Early Modern Sport and Control in the Northern Mainland Royal Burghs of Scotland},
  author={W. Cormack},
  journal={Sport in History},
  year={2016},
  volume={36},
  pages={305 - 327}
}
  • W. Cormack
  • Published 2 July 2016
  • History
  • Sport in History
ABSTRACT The history of early modern sport in Scotland, especially in the Lowlands, is beginning to emerge. Impressive works have identified the key sports in Scottish history, including bowls, football, golf, horse racing and shinty, but more research is required to understand their place in society and how they were regulated. This paper focuses on the northern mainland royal burghs of Scotland and examines the roles of the crown, the Scottish Parliament, the burgh councils and the parochial… Expand
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