Stuart Suffolk and the Sport of Kings: The Newmarket Experience (1606-1714)
Detail from The Warren Hill at Newmarket by John Wootton 1717
with John Sutton
at the Old Court, Sutton Hoo (map)
Sport and Suffolk were synonymous in the 17th century. Nowhere was this association closer than in the small Suffolk town of Newmarket which became the sporting capital of the Stuart dynasty and the English aristocracy.
|10.00||Coffee on arrival|
|10.15||Hunting, hawking and horse-riding: Newmarket under the early Stuarts.|
|11.45||The Jockey King: Charles II and the Newmarket races.|
|14:00||'A House of Sport and Pleasure': Charles II's Newmarket fun-palace.|
|15:15||The later Stuarts and Tregonwell Frampton, 'Father of the Turf'.|
John Sutton is a retired university history lecturer. He formerly taught at Anglia Ruskin University, his area of expertise being the history of the Early Modern period. He was the author of the Anglia television series,' A War in the Kingdom: eastern England during the first and second Civil Wars' and recently appeared in a Time Team programme on the excavation of Charles II's stables at Newmarket. He regularly lectures at Madingley Hall and on Cambridge University's summer-school programmes. He is also a speaker on P&O, Fred Olsen, and Saga cruises. He likewise gives a variety of talks to local history societies throughout East Anglia, the most notable being those at the Bury Record Office.
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Deuchar, S., Sporting Art in Eighteenth Century England: A Social and Political History (Yale University Press 1988)
Lyle, R.C., Royal Newmarket (London 1945)
Onslow, R., Headquarters: a history of Newmarket and its racing (Great Ouse Press 1983).
Thompson, L., Newmarket: From James I to the Present Day (Virgin Books 2000)
Worsley, G., The British Stable (Yale University Press 2004)
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