A Short History of Foxhunting

by Alastair Jackson

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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.

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Illustrations:
29 Black & white illustrations

Pages:
144

Published:
Sep 19, 2013

ISBN:
9781906122577

About the Author:

Michael Clayton is the author of over 20 books on equestrianism and hunting. He was the Editor of Horse & Hound for over two decades, and gained a wide following for his weekly column Foxford's Hunting Diary which entailed hunting with over 200 packs of hounds throughout the British Isles and in North America.

He was formerly an international TV and radio reporter for the BBC, including war reporting in Vietnam, Cambodia and the Middle East.

He is now retired and lives in Leicestershire with his wife Marilyn.



Alastair Jackson was Director of the Masters of Foxhounds Association until his recent retirement. Previously a Master of Foxhounds and huntsman for many years, he is also a talented writer and illustrator who has contributed regularly to Horse and Hound. He is the author of The Great Hunts and is a renowned illustrator of many books. Alastair lives in Gloucestershire with his wife Tessa.



Alastair Jackson was Director of the Masters of Foxhounds Association until his recent retirement. Previously a Master of Foxhounds and huntsman for many years, he is also a talented writer and illustrator who has contributed regularly to Horse and Hound. He is the author of The Great Hunts and is a renowned illustrator of many books. Alastair lives in Gloucestershire with his wife Tessa.


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