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A Short History of Foxhunting

Few people hunting today are fully aware of the history of their sport. Accounts of the subject can be somewhat dry and academic. So, in an easy and entertaining manner, here is a concise summary of how this much-misunderstood sport has survived and flourished through centuries of change, to the benefit of the fox and its environment.

•  Concise chapters gallop through the history of hunting from 1066
    to the present day, interspersed with snippets of hunting verse
    and song
•  Index of foxhunting packs in the UK, Ireland and North America
•  Specially-commissioned line illustrations of hunting scenes by
    Alastair Jackson

Hunting is a sport with not only a colourful history, but also a promising future. The next generation still responds with great enthusiasm and commitment to the appeal of foxhunting, providing eager recruits each season to the hunting field.

This book will appeal to social historians and all who hunt today.

Author: Alastair Jackson & Michael Clayton
Illustrator: Alastair Jackson
ISBN: 978 1 906122 57 7
Published: September 2013
No. of pages: 144
29 black & white illustrations
Price: £6.75

A Short History of Foxhunting by Alastair Jackson & Michael Clayton

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