The title page describes this as 'Olimpick'. The picture depicts Robert Dover presiding over his Games. On the summit of the hill a castle structure has guns firing to start events, and there are representations of the different activities - dancing, backswords, coursing, throwing the sledge hammer, spurning the barre, pike drill, tumbling and even shin-kicking.
The poems by Michael Drayton, Ben Jonson, Thomas Randolph, and others describe the excitement of the contest, the good-humoured rivalry, and, above all, the sense of good honest sportmanship which Robert Dover engendered.
Heigh for Cotswold! A history
(2nd ed.) - £5.00 incl. p&p.From the Festival of Britain to the Millenium The 20th century Games. - £4.00 incl. p&p. 'Annalia Dubrensia' (1636) and other Poems - £6.50 incl. p&p.
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