Bowled Over: The Bowling Greens of Britain


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Bowls is one of Britain's oldest sports, first recorded in the 13th century and played on thousands of greens spread across the nation, several of them hundreds of years old. In Bowled Over, bowls historian Hugh Hornby traces the history of the game and its central place in British culture - from Sir Francis Drake and Charles I to the pristine suburban clubs of 21st century Britain and the indoor greens of modern holiday camps. He explains how different codes of bowling have emerged since Elizabethan times in different ...

Bowled Over: The bowling greens of Britain 2015, Historic England, Swindon

ISBN-13: 9781905624980

UK edition