The History of Gambling in EnglandThe History of Gambling in England



I have written very fully on the Lottery in England,[53] but, in this History of
Gambling in this country, it is necessary to go over the ground again, though, of
course, at much less length. Some claim that the Romans introduced the lottery,
in their ...

Author: John Ashton

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

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Before going into the history, &c., of playing cards, it may be as well to note the serious application that was made of them by some persons: and first, we will glance at the two sermons of LatimerÕs on cards, which he delivered in St EdwardÕs Church, Cambridge, on the Sunday before Christmas Day 1529. In these sermons he used the card playing of the season for illustrations of spiritual truth. By having recourse to a series of similes, drawn from the rules of Primero and Trump, he illustrated his subject in a manner that for some weeks after caused his pithy sentences to be recalled at well nigh every social gathering; and his Card Sermons became the talk both of Town and University. The novelty of his method of treatment made it a complete success; and it was felt throughout the University that his shafts had told with more than ordinary effect. But, of course, these sermons being preached in pre-Reformation days, were considered somewhat heretical, and Buckenham, the Prior of the Dominicans at Cambridge, tried to answer Latimer in the same view. As Latimer derived his illustrations from Cards, so did Buckenham from Dice, and he instructed his hearers how they might confound Lutheranism by throwing quatre and cinque: the quatre being the Òfour doctorsÓ of the Church, and the cinque being five passages from the New Testament selected by the preacher. Says Latimer in the first of these sermons: ÒNow then, what is ChristÕs rule? ChristÕs rule consisteth in many things, as in the Commandments, and the Works of Mercy and so forth. And for because I cannot declare ChristÕs rule unto you at one time, as it ought to be done, I will apply myself according to your custom at this time of Christmas. I will, as I said, declare unto you ChristÕs rule, but that shall be in ChristÕs Cards. And, whereas you are wont to celebrate Christmas by playing at Cards, I intend, by GodÕs grace to deal unto you ChristÕs Cards, wherein you shall perceive ChristÕs rule. The game that we will play at shall be called The Triumph, which, if it be well played at, he that dealeth shall win; the players shall likewise win; and the standers and lookers on shall do the same; insomuch that no man that is willing to play at this Triumph with these Cards, but they shall be all winners, and no losers.Ó

An Economic and Social History of Gambling in Britain and the USAAn Economic and Social History of Gambling in Britain and the USA



Bowley, A.L. (1932) Wages and incomes on the the UK since 1860, Cambridge,
Cambridge University Press. Brailsford, D. (1984) Religion and sport in
eighteenth century England, British Journal of Sports History, 1:2, 166-83.
Branson, N. and ...

Author: Roger Munting

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719044499

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A comparitive history of gambling in Britain and the USA

EnlightenmentEnlightenment



Byrne, 1791) Philippe Ariès, Centuries of Childhood: A Social History of the
Family (Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, ... 1882) ——, The History of Gambling
in England (London: Duckworth & Co., 1898) A. Aspinall, Politics and the Press c.

Author: Roy Porter

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141927725

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For generations the traditional focus for those wishing to understand the roots of the modern world has been France on the eve of the Revolution. Porter certainly acknowledges France's importance, but here makes an overwhelming case for consideringBritain the true home of modernity - a country driven by an exuberance, diversity and power of invention comparable only to twentieth-century America. Porter immerses the reader in a society which, recovering from the horrors of the Civil War and decisively reinvigorated by the revolution of 1688, had emerged as something new and extraordinary - a society unlike any other in the world.

Betting on LivesBetting on Lives



By examining the rise of life insurance institutions in 18th-century England, this book offers fresh insight into the history of a commercial society learning to apply speculative techniques to the management of risk.

Author: Geoffrey Clark

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719056756

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By examining the rise of life insurance institutions in 18th-century England, this book offers fresh insight into the history of a commercial society learning to apply speculative techniques to the management of risk.

Cobbett s Parliamentary History of England from the Norman Conquest in 1066 to the Year 1803 from which Last mentioned Epoch it is Continued Downwards in the Work Entitled Cobbett s Parliamentary Debates Cobbett s Parliamentary History of England from the Norman Conquest in 1066 to the Year 1803 from which Last mentioned Epoch it is Continued Downwards in the Work Entitled Cobbett s Parliamentary Debates



That a certain degree of himself , than if he had been occupied in gratification
might be received from the gambling , drinking , or fighting . Mr. W. spectacle of
the combats of animals , the paid some very handsome compliments to history of
all ...

Author: Great Britain. Parliament

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Cobbett s Parliamentary History of EnglandCobbett s Parliamentary History of England



That a certain degree of himself , than if he had been occupied in gratification
might be received from the gambling , drinking , or fighting . Mr. W. spectacle of
the combats of animals , the paid some very handsome compliments to history of
all ...

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Cobbett s Parliamentary History of England 1791 1792Cobbett s Parliamentary History of England 1791 1792



It was said , that and if we surveyed the gaols , we should gambling was the vice
of the age ; but find that a multitude of prisoners dated lotteries , he was
persuaded , afforded a their misfortunes from the same pernicious greater
seduction than ...

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The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803



Resum of a million ; the noble lord was de - straining the dividends in different
periods , ceived bimself , for he could not possibly as it prevents the fatal effects
of gambling have any private interest in making such in India stock , so it must ...

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The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803



That a certain degree of himself , than if he had been occupied in gratification
might be received from the gambling , drinking , or fighting . Mr. W. spectacle of
the combats of animals , the paid some very handsome compliments to history of
all ...

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Includes information from the Norman conquest through the 1st session of the 2d Parliament.

The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803



The second mode of making loans by tery , he had heard so much of the
excesopen subscriptions at the Bank , with a sive gambling occasioned by it , that
he deposit of money , was , in his lordship ' s had turned it in his head how it
could be ...

Author: William Cobbett

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Gambling in the Nineteenth century English NovelGambling in the Nineteenth century English Novel



53 John Ashton , The History of Gambling in England ( New York : Burt Franklin ,
1968 ) , pp . 61 – 3 . 54 The provisions of the Act of 1839 ( The Police Act ) which
deal with gambling are detailed in Ashton , The History of Gambling in England ...

Author: Michael Flavin

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ISBN: UOM:39015059999139

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This book explores the theme of gambling in a wide range of nineteenth-century English novels. It examines the representation of gambling in the novels themselves and the role that gambling played in the lives of the individual novelists. It also considers the significance of gambling in the novels within the wider context of the development of Victorian society. Following an historical overview, the book comprises individual chapters on: Benjamin Disraeli, Charles Dickens, William Makepeace Thackeray, George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, Anthony Trollope and George Moore. Gambling in the Nineteenth-Century English Novel not only provides fresh readings of established texts within a distinctive social and cultural context, but it is also a comprehensive barometer of the social history of the time as attitudes towards leisure changed. It is essential reading for all those interested in the development of English society and culture in the Victorian era. Gambling occurred in all strata of society and was a national pastime. The pursuit of gambling took many forms: from after-dinner cards to pugilism, and indeed Stock Exchange transactions were considered by many to be gambling at its worst. Then a shift took place in the perception of gambling, primarily as a result of economic encounters relating to the Industrial Revolution. Representations of gambling in novels of the period place the industrious middle class against both the wasteful rich and the idle poor.

Gambling Work and Leisure Routledge Revivals Gambling Work and Leisure Routledge Revivals



Gambling. as. a. social. problem. In his analysis of the history of the laws on
vagrancy in England, Chambliss 1 showed the sensitivity of the relationship
between the definitions accorded vagrancy, and the nature of its differentiation
from other ...

Author: David Downes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317961468

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Since the legalisation of off-course cash betting in 1960, and the rise of varying forms of gambling, the British have come to be known as a nation of gamblers. Until this study was published in 1976, barely any evidence existed against which to assess the claim that gambling had become a major social problem. The authors present data drawn from area surveys carried out in Swansea, Sheffield, Wanstead and Woodford, and explore how well previous sociological theories of gambling agree with their findings, particular in connection with certain aspects of work and leisure. Examining different forms of gambling, including betting, bingo and gaming machines, the chapters consider how gambling choices vary between different social groups, and how much time and money is spent on them. With the internet making it easier than ever before to place bets, this title is especially relevant, and provides a systematic basis for an explanation of gambling in relation to social structure.

Millenarianism and Messianism in Early Modern European CultureMillenarianism and Messianism in Early Modern European Culture



In England, this has been tracked best by Joseph M. Levine, The Battle of the
Books: History and Literature in the ... See John Ashton, A History of English
Lotteries (London, 1893) and his The History of Gambling in England (London,
1898); ...

Author: J.E. Force

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401722827

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The influence of millenarian thinking upon Cromwell's England is well-known. The cultural and intellectual conceptions of the role of millenarian ideas in the `long' 18th century when, so the `official' story goes, the religious sceptics and deists of Enlightened England effectively tarred such religious radicalism as `enthusiasm' has been less well examined. This volume endeavors to revise this `official' story and to trace the influence of millenarian ideas in the science, politics, and everyday life of England and America in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Gambling and SpeculationGambling and Speculation



The book offers not only a better understanding of the recent "gambling craze," but also a fundamental inquiry into human nature and the structure of societies.

Author: Reuven Brenner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521381800

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Gambling and Speculation takes the long, historic perspective of its controversial subject. The book offers not only a better understanding of the recent "gambling craze," but also a fundamental inquiry into human nature and the structure of societies. The Brenners argue that the negative image of gamblers and of speculators stems from prejudice, whose roots are in the distant, forgotten past. Legal scholars have frequently confused gambling with speculation and the anti-gambling laws were, at times, erroneously interpreted as implying the prohibitions of contracts in futures and insurance markets. One consequence of all this confusion was that during this century both in the United States and England, the legislation and law on betting and gambling became ambiguous. The authors touch on this issue and make policy recommendations: to abolish restrictions on the industry, diminish the states' role in selling lotteries, and, at the same time, make legal distinctions capable of helping the tiny percentage of players who might be "addicted." The Brenners' recommendations on gambling are based on their conclusion that gamblers are neither "mentally ill" nor "criminals" and that gambling does not lead its practitioners to poverty. Rather, it is the other way around: some of the poor and the frustrated gamble. Looking at gambling in this way leads to questions about the nature of society: What do the fortunate do for those who are not? What is society's obligation to people who fall behind in the game of life? Answers to these questions require a discussion on the principles of equality, capitalism, the role of religious influence on society, topics that the Brenners have discussed in their previous studies, and they do so here too, putting gambling within its proper, historical context.

Gambling in America An Encyclopedia of History Issues and Society 2nd EditionGambling in America An Encyclopedia of History Issues and Society 2nd Edition



There is no casino gambling, as the state has successfully fought off efforts of
ocean cruise ships to dock at ports in the state. ... 20 mares were shipped from
England to Virginia Colony, and horse racing with private wagering became a
regular ...

Author: William N. Thompson Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610699808

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This one-volume reference provides a comprehensive overview of gambling in the Americas, examining the history, morality, market growth, and economics of the gaming industry. • Includes documents from prominent court cases • Profiles leading persons and organizations dealing with gambling operations • Features a detailed chronology of events including legalization and laws on Internet gaming • Offers an expanded bibliography that provides additional resources for further study

A History of the Criminal Law of EnglandA History of the Criminal Law of England



... duelling “ occupies in offences against life and limb the same place as “
gambling in ofl'ences relating to property." Suicide is by the law of England
regarded as a murder committed by a man on himself, and the distinctions
between murder ...

Author: James Fitzjames Stephen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108060745

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Published in 1883, this three-volume account of English criminal law's development since 1200 remains a classic work of legal historical scholarship.

European HistoryEuropean History



Like England , she can draw troops from her colonies in time of crisis . In the
British case this is always something of a gambling proposition . England has no
choice but to defend the empire so long as it exists , but whether the dominions
and ...

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