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Sports in the Middle Ages – The Áed

Women and men participated in sports during the Middle Ages, with class and gender determining which games were the most popular. The leisure classes developed formal rules, restricted playing fields and specific equipment for some sports. The lower classes created their own versions of more accessible sports, and free time was often spent engaged in a contest of skills. Many antecedents of modern competitions emerged or evolved in the 5th to the 15th centuries.

Women and men participated in sports during the Middle Ages, with class and gender determining which games were the most popular. The leisure classes developed formal rules, restricted playing fields and specific equipment for some sports. The lower classes created their own versions of more accessible sports, and free time was often spent engaged in a contest of skills. Many antecedents of modern competitions emerged or evolved in the 5th to the 15th centuries.

1st Answer: There were few sports played in the middle ages

 

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John Marshall Carter is the leading historian in the field of medieval sports. Through exploring diverse sources such as eyre court records and chronicles, Dr. Carter has written over a dozen books and articles on sports in the Middle Ages. We had the opportunity to send him a few questions:

John Marshall Carter is the leading historian in the field of medieval sports. Through exploring diverse sources such as eyre court records and chronicles, Dr. Carter has written over a dozen books and articles on sports in the Middle Ages. We had the opportunity to send him a few questions: