Tue, Sep 17|
Agecroft Hall & Gardens
Special Focus Tour: “With Horn and Hound”: Hunting in Tudor and Stuart England
Wind the horns, call for the company, and gather the hounds; the hunt is up!
Time & Location
Sep 17, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Agecroft Hall & Gardens, 4305 Sulgrave Road, Richmond, VA, USA
About The Event
Wind the horns, call for the company, and gather the hounds; the hunt is up! “I’d rather see my son hanged than be a student,” proclaimed an English nobleman, as recorded in Richard Pace’s De Fructu qui ex Doctrina Percipitur (1517). “Sons of the nobility ought to blow the horn properly, hunt like experts, and carry a hawk gracefully.” While we, like Pace, might disagree with his priorities, it is hard to overstate the importance of hunting and hawking in Tudor and Stuart England. Not just a matter of putting food on the table, the hunt was a privilege, sport, and social occasion for men and women of the highest classes. Learn about the laws, rituals, and tools of the hunt through the artifacts of Agecroft Hall on this special focus tour “With Horn and Hound”: Hunting in Tudor and Stuart England. This tour is intended for ages 12 and up due to the subject matter.
This event is FREE for annual pass holders.
“With Horn and Hound”: Hunting