Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Mr. Beard's Regency Tour Day 21: Gambling, The Profitable (and Costly) Vice

Although I covered some of this material when I discussed whist, I've written an article for the EFHA blog with a slightly more expansive discussion of gambling in Regency England.

Please check it out at the EFHA blog.


sue said...

I hope I didn't screw up. Did they still play Whist in 1900? I left a comment on the gambling blog

J.A. Beard said...

Yes. It only really started to decline in popularity with the concomitant rise in bridge. Various forms of bridge were developed around the beginning of the 20th century, but it took a few years.