John looks at the Restoration period, and the rise of the sporting hero.
John Sessions presents a series charting the history of popular entertainment in Britain, from medieval minstrels to Victorian freakshows.
He looks at the hundred-year period from the Restoration of 1660 onwards, and the rise of a new figure in popular entertainment: the sporting hero.
Also the importance of the increasing use of printing, as a way of spreading popular entertainment around the country and of establishing popular tunes and songs.
John Sessions charts the history of popular entertainment in Britain.
The Restoration period from 1660 onwards, and the rise of the sporting hero figure.