Kings of the Hunting-Field - Memoirs and Anecdotes of Distinguished Masters of Hounds and other Celebrities of the Chase with Histories of Famous Packs, and Hunting Traditions of Great Houses

by Thormanby

Publisher: Read Books Ltd.

Publication Date: September 21, 2017

ISBN: 9781473342002

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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This is a fascinating work, originally published in 1899 contains a collection of biographies and brilliantly entertaining anecdotes from the cream of the hunting elite in the United Kingdom during the Victorian period. Chapters include: The Fathers of Foxhunting, John Peel, Lord Forester, 'Nimrod' (Charles James Apperley), The Dukes of Rutland, George Lane Fox and The Masters of the Devon and Somerset, just to name a few. This fine work is still of great value and would be a wonderful addition to the historian of foxhunting. This work is being republished with a brand new introductory essay on Fox hunting.