Bull baiting (Samuel Pepys, 1666)

August 14th –  On this day in 1666, Samuel Pepys wrote in his diary (see also  posting on “Bear baiting”):

“[A]fter dinner, with my wife and Mercer to the Beare-garden [in Southwark], where I have not been, I think, of many years, and saw some good sport of the bull’s tossing of the dogs: one into the very boxes.  But it is a very rude and nasty pleasure”.

Bull baiting

Bull baiting

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