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Elizabethan Era Sports
RECREATION and SPORTS
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The era was also the period of a well-organized and a very effective government. And the Elizabethan era also saw the benefits of the new trans-Atlantic trade. But people of the Elizabethan era also had time for leisure, the sports and games. The games that the people of this era played are numerous. In fact games, the sports and entertainment was varied and helped people of the era relaxed a bit when work was over.
Learn the facts about Elizabethan Entertainment. Tournaments, Games, Sports, Gaming and Gambling also played an important part in Elizabethan.
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In Elizabethan England, during the times when plays were not completely outlawed, going to the theatre was the favourite activity of the masses. When disease ravaged London , actors would travel across the English countryside, entertaining farmers. There were also many days devoted to feasting, such as Mad Day, Midsummer Day, and Ascension Day just to name a few , when people would drink and make merry. Dances were popular, whether you lived in London or in a small town, and so was getting together at the local pub for sing-alongs. Games like chess, checkers, and tennis were extremely popular; Miranda plays chess in The Tempest and Queen Elizabeth herself was known to love the game. For a comprehensive list of Elizabethan sports and games, please click here.