Thursday, 8 October 2009
Underdown's Start of Play
Mercurius Politicus reports on the sad death of David Underdown, the early modern historian. The site mentions three fine studies by Underdown, including Pride’s Purge which remains arguably the best history of that remarkable event. But I have a particular affection for Start of Play, his account of the origins of cricket. I have read the work twice already. As the weather turns colder, I feel like reading it again as a pleasurable and erudite memorial to this brilliant scholar.
Posted by History Today magazine at 10:22