The Tudor Society

Outdoor Tudor Games and Pursuits

In this week's Claire Chats I talk about outdoor games and pursuits enjoyed by Tudor people, including stool ball, quoits and Last Couple in Hell.

Further Reading and Links

Here's a video about Henry VIII and Real Tennis:

and a video of a real tennis match being played at the Cambridge Real Tennis Club:

Here is the image I shared in the video:


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  1. C

    I would love the chance to play real tennis – it’s always looked so much fun (and not so strenuous the way the chaps play in the doubles match above!).

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Outdoor Tudor Games and Pursuits