History Group – Cockfighting in Liverpool: Rise, Fall & Lingering Death

The Athenaeum Liverpool Church Alley, Liverpool

This talk will examine the history of cockfighting, once one of England's most popular pastimes, from the medieval period through to its abolition in 1849. It was first recorded in Liverpool in the 16th century, and the talk will focus on the locations of the town's cockpits, and on the close connection of the 'sport' ... Read more